Leeds East Academy


Leeds East Academy are WE!

Photos (from top left-bottom right): Group with Spencer West; in the fan zone; in the crowd; WE Day stage; arriving in London; selfie with Alexandra Burke. 

Celebrating overcoming adversity in London

The White Rose Academies Trust Student leaders and Diana Award participants from Leeds East Academy joined pupils and staff from Leeds City Academy and Leeds West Academy in attending the ‘WE Celebration Day’ at Wembley Arena, London. The world-wide movement showcased the work of students from across the UK for their social conscience and charity work in their local communities.

Our students were moved by motivational speeches from young people who had overcome adversity in their lives and were treated to performances from pop stars including Alexandra Burke. Other speakers and performers at the event included the Vamps, Lily Collins, Tokio Myers and HRVY. 12,000 students and teachers from across the UK attended this remarkable annual event.

Mrs Christie said: “I was so proud of the Leeds East Academy students who have truly been inspired by the speakers, they cannot wait to return to school to plan their next steps fund raising for local charities”.