Today saw the UK debut of the world’s largest youth empowerment event We Day, held at the Wembley Arena.
The event brought celebs, international activists and inspirational speakers together, from all over the globe, for an event that encourages young people to change the world through social action. The event was hosted by Bluey Robinson, Laura Whitmore and Lilah Parsons.
Despite an early start, opening dance act Diversity woke us up by throwing each other in the air and performing some other dangerous looking dance moves.
Prince Harry apologised to the crowd, who he reckoned would have preferred a more famous Harry, and told the students that their actions can and will shape the course of our future.
International education activist Malala Yousafzai received a standing ovation even before she appeared on the stage. The 16-year-old, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012, was welcomed by screams, roars and the stamping of feet from 12,000 inspired young people.
She told the audience that they should never lose hope, reminding them that their courage should always be more than their fear.
SBTV founder Jamal Edwards also gave a powerful speech during the show, telling the crowd that if he could make his dreams come true then so could they.
We Day was a great event that not only showcased some inspirational stars and thought provokers, but proved that children in the UK are passionate about social change and global causes.
We’re already looking forward to next year’s event!
Check out some more pictures from the night in the gallery below and on our Facebook page.