Rhubarb 2019

ST EDWARD’S r h u b a r b


STRIVE for Big Change

Sam Branson (C, 1998-2003) is the co- founder of Big Change. He writes: ‘It is a privilege to be writing for r h u b a r b , I have so many fond memories of my time at the School. In 2014 I co-founded the STRIVE Challenge with my cousin, Noah Devereux. Since then we have been championing the Big Change mission by assembling groups of extraordinary people to challenge themselves, fundraise for Big Change and have the experience of a lifetime. So far, we’ve travelled over 6000km and raised over £6m.  I founded Big Change with my sister Holly (J, 1998-2000) and some friends in 2012 to reimagine education to enable young people to thrive in a world of constant change. We back organisations with powerful ideas that address the root causes of big issues. We give them our support at an early stage of their development allowing them to learn, grow and prove their model to create long-term, positive systemic change. I hope many more St Edward’s students go on to find a path that helps them have a positive impact in the world.’


Sam climbing Mont Blanc

applications for funding in the following areas: Early Development to support under 5s in need; Inclusion as Strength to support those otherwise excluded; and Teacher and Leader Agency to empower teachers to achieve change. Find out if your project is eligible for Big Change support at https:// www.big-change.org/projects/

The Virgin STRIVE Challenge is a series of epic mass-participation endurance events which raise money for the Big Change charity. The funds raised allow the charity to focus on projects aiming to resolve issues that prevent young people from thriving and realising their full potential. Big Change is currently taking

Strive core team at the Mont Blanc summit

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