Beth Tweddle helps launch Champions of Change

The new education initiative Champions of Change by BBC Children in Need and Lloyds Bank, has been launched with the help of British gymnast Beth Tweddle to encourage young people across the UK to join forces and take charge of fundraising for the much-loved charity, BBC Children in Need, whilst learning and developing new skills to enhance their futures.

Champions of Change encourages young people to take responsibility as active citizens and engage in valuable learning whilst raising money for disadvantaged children and young people. Trialled in over 50 UK-wide schools, inspirational free resources and lesson plans are available now for secondary schools which work alongside the curriculum to motivate young people to take ownership of fundraising activity and lead their own fundraising projects, learning new skills and aiding personal development.

Speaking at Great Sankey High School in Warrington at the launch event, Beth said: “Champions of Change is a fantastic fundraising and education initiative that can help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people. I challenged myself throughout my career as a gymnast and, since retiring, by trying new things like iceskating, so I know how rewarding it can be. I’m calling on all the school children nationwide to challenge themselves and their friends to become Champions of Change.”

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