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Change Is Coming

Year 8 students from across our family of schools have recently been taking part in a virtual Social Leadership One Day Bootcamp organised by the Aldridge Foundation with Future Foundations.  

Over the next 30 days, the Bootcamp participants have been challenged to become Global Social Leaders; to take action and take the first steps to address one of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Global Goals they are passionate about.

As part of their day students from Darwen and Brighton Aldridge Community Academies came together online to spontaneously create a poem, Change Is Coming

We can all make a difference 

Leaves falling from the trees, the wind blows them from side to side. 

Young people all around the world have voices to be heard 

We are the change and the change is within us 


No more worries 

It will get better 

Don't be afraid of change 

Stop all the pollution 

We are stopping discrimination 

Everyone will be equal 

Always be happy 

Younger lives will have a bigger voice 

When you look forward, not back 

Our generation is the change the world needs 

Something small can become something big 

Everyone's voice can make a difference 

Stay positive it will get better 

Change will come, but stay strong 

No matter who you are or where you are you can make a change. 

One day it will be a better world 

If you want to change something focus on it and get there 

You can get through this 

Never blame yourself 

Change can be a good thing 

Reduce waste for the earth 

Sexism online isn't a joke. 

The change is inside us, and only we can free it. 

change is coming no matter what.  

Change will happen no matter how. 

Be kind 

It will be okay 

Don’t be afraid to speak out. 

You only live once 

Always be kind 

Change has to start from ourselves 

Believe in yourself and be confident 

I’m busy; but not in the way most people accept.  

I’m busy calming my fear and finding my courage. I’m busy listening to my friends.  

I’m busy getting in touch with what is real. 

I’m busy growing things and connecting with the natural world. 

Be your self 

We are all equal and nobody is more important than other people 

Be the change that you wish to see in the world 

Help is on the way 

Change is coming, but we will have to work for it.  

We will 

Change is coming… 

Chief Executive Jane Fletcher said: "It is a joy seeing our students talking together and working together on this - and a reminder of the resilience of the young, their constant optimism and the values that so many of them hold. It's great to see how successful these days were and our thanks go to the Aldridge Foundation for providing our schools with this opportunity."