Fourteen lucky boys from a Northwood school went to an incredible charity event at Wembley Arena last month.
St Martin’s School took a group from Year 8 to the arena for WE Day.
The charity WE empowers children and young people to make a difference in their local and global communities.
WE Day is an event that brings together world-renowned speakers, A-list performers and tens of thousands of young people.
This year Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, Katie Piper, Britain’s Got Talent winner Tokio Myers and Alexandra Burke were just a few of the speakers and performers.
St Martin’s earned its free tickets due to its commitment to charitable causes, such as organising a regular food bank and clothing collection as well as raising thousands of pounds for local charities such as Rickmansworth Waterways Trust and Michael Sobell House.
Teacher Naomi Wood, who organised the event, said: “This was a fantastic day for the boys. They were able to listen to motivational speakers such as Spencer West, who climbed Kilimanjaro on his hands, as well as Educating Manchester’s Musharaf Asghar, who overcame a debilitating stammer.
“I hope that the day has inspired them to think about others and how they can make a difference in their local and wider communities.”
Head Boy Affan Kundi, 13, said: “I learnt that there are many opportunities to help others. At St Martin’s we had a recent skipping event where we raised lots of money for Michael Sobell Hospice. I’m looking forward to taking part in more charitable events.”
Ayush Chadha, 12, said: “I particularly enjoyed listening to a girl who was a refugee from Pakistan and moved to Ireland. She told us how she struggled to fit in and felt alone. She set up a charity group with another refugee to help other children who had gone through the same difficulties.”
Dylan Patel, 12, said: “It was a very exciting day with lots of inspirational stories. I especially liked listening to Musharaf Asghar as I thought it was amazing how he overcame a terrible stutter and was able to speak confidently in front of thousands of people.”