Symondsbury Church of England VA Primary School

The Church of England

WE Day - March 2018

On Wednesday, year 6 pupils travelled to London to take part in WE Day, a global programme to inspire children to change the world. The children were empowered and impacted by the day and were an absolute pleasure to take to Wembley – well done to all. Many thanks to Mrs McAllister and Mrs Swift who came along for the day and fuelled the children’s passion for global citizenship.

Reece wrote the following account of his day:

Wednesday 7 th March 2018 Dear Diary Today was the most AMAZING day! We went to WE Day and saw some very inspirational people: Tokio Myers who won last year’s Britain’s Got Talent show, he plays a one man band and we all loved it. Callum Lynch was in a care home for a long time so he doubted himself, but then he went to Harvard in America and has done amazingly. Musharraf and Mr Burton – Musharraf has a stutter but to see him get up and speak in front of thousands, telling his story, was astonishing, I couldn’t believe he was so brave. The DJs spun the wheel of WE and asked the question “What do you want?” we all shouted for the free T Shirts, but I did not get one unfortunately. Then we got a big donation of one thousand pounds so we can build a pop up library in the village, and we were on TV! Symondsbury is famous now! As a result of our 100 ways to change the world, Bobby and his mum had the idea to create a street library in Symondsbury, we have been allocated a grant of £1000 by the charity ‘I Will’. This is the only grant of its kind in this Country! We are so proud of our achievements – now we need to complete our puzzle and aim to have our pupils on that Wembley stage!

Here is the clip of Symondsbury School being announced as winners of the 'I will' charity grant on stage in front thousands of people in Wembley and Millions watching online:

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This is the reaction from school when we heard the news: