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Big Change is on the horizon for school exclusions 🙌 Head over the to @bigchangecharity channel and read the full article from TES via the link in their bio for for young people and your support really does make a difference - helping us to support incredible project partners in our focus areas Stay up-to-date with impact in these areas by following @bigchangecharity

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September saw a group of extraordinary individuals leave their comfort zones and achieve an incredible physical feat. Over the course of 31 days this team adventurers travelled over 1700kms, climbing nearly 34,000 m[...]

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This year’s Virgin STRIVE Challenge proved amazing things can be achieved when a group of people come together. We… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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This year’s @virgin STRIVE Challenge proved amazing things can be achieved when a group of people come together Covering over 1700km under human power, for starters We are incredibly grateful for the support of our partners @cotswoldoutdoor @giordanacycling and @seenit__ for helping make this magical event happen For more on what we achieved, read our blog link in bio!

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On #WorldMentalHealthDay we wanted to flag this scary statistic. This is not ok! The money raised for @bigchange_ b… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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On we wanted to flag this scary statistic This is not ok! The money raised for @bigchangecharity by the @virgin @strivechallenge will help address the issue of teachers burning out Massive thank you to everyone who has donated so far! 🙏🙏

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Today is so we’re joining @bigchangecharity in throwing back to @bransonsam talking on STRIVE Many of us found it easier to talk about our worries while Striving than it is in our day to day lives And that it’s these conversations that really bond people Let’s take that energy back with us and be open and honest today We all have challenges - let’s be open about what’s bothering and help each other through

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Huge thanks to everyone who has supported STRIVE so far by donating to @bigchange_ . You’re helping with awesome wo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Massive thanks to our Strivers and STRIVE supporters who have donated to @bigchangecharity so far 🙏 Your support will help fund amazing projects like EasyPeasy! Huge thanks to @jen_lexmond for Striving with us last month [from @bigchangecharity] Children's brains are 85% developed by the time they're 5 years old With such a high level of development completed before children even set foot in school, it's vital that those from all backgrounds get the interaction they need to go on and thrive throughout their lives We're really proud to be working with @jen_lexmond and EasyPeasy to make a difference in this crucial area With funds raised from this year's @strivechallenge we'll be supporting more projects that are making a in early years engagement

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“Disability should never hold you back”. Continuing our flashbacks to STRIVE, a little #mondaymotivation today from… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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“Disability should never hold you back” Continuing our flashbacks to STRIVE, a little today from @virgin’s @dansteruk, talking here about his experience Diagnosed with MS four years ago, Dan used this as motivation to lose weight and change his life - which led him to join us for a 5 day hike from Tignes to Chamonix to raise funds for @bigchangecharity Dan’s story and approach to life touched everyone on Strive and continues to inspire us Whatever your challenges today, don’t let them hold you back 💪 🎥 @matthiasashford

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We’ve only gone and done it!! We have officially passed the £1 million mark in fundraising for this year’s STRIVE Challenge! Swipe to see how happy we are about this! We set out to raise at least £1 million for @bigchangecharity this year, to help fund projects that support children to thrive in life - not just exams Hitting this is a MASSIVE achievement - and we still have more coming in Let’s really smash it this year - we know you can! We are so deeply grateful for all the support we’ve received Huge thanks to our sponsors @virgin, @jigsawmedical, @primalcurelifestyle, @akqa - we could not STRIVE without you Massive thanks and kudos to our Strivers who pushed themselves to the limit (and beyond!) and achieved so much And thank you to everyone who has donated - you all rock! 💪🙌

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Come on Strivers - who was your favourite teacher? Reposting @bigchangecharity’s vid of a few friends telling us about theirs for - including wonderful Striver @ionastephen! Full video link in bio It’s so important that we support teachers so they can continue to make for young people’s lifelong learning Thank you to everyone who has Strived, donated and supported @bigchangecharity Tell us about your favourite teacher in comments! 🍎📚✏️

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A reminder today - on World Teacher’s Day - of why supporting teachers is one of the causes we’ve been Striving for This is @matthewhoodo, CEO of the Institute for Teaching, who spoke to us about teacher burnout on Stage 1 of STRIVE It’s a massive issue that urgently needs addressing Great teachers make a huge difference to the lives of young people - but today people are leaving the profession in bigger numbers than ever before @Bigchangecharity funds early-stage ideas that address unacceptable issues like this - we’ve been Striving to raise £1million to support up to 10 new projects Massive thanks to everyone who has supported us 🙏

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Flashback today to those amazing hikes across Corsica and the Alps. We are definitely missing these views! Massive… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Flashback today to those amazing hikes across Corsica and the Alps We are definitely missing these views! Massive thanks again to our partner @cotswoldoutdoor for your support and keeping us well equipped in those chilly conditions! 📷 @adamslama

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“It’s an amazing experience to learn about yourself and become a part of something bigger than yourself” STRIVE brings together people from all over the world to challenge themselves and support @bigchangecharity This is Vladas Lasas who joined us for stage one He challenged himself with those steep Sardinian cycling climbs - and proved to himself he could do it Massive thanks to Vladas and all of you that have taken part, supported and given it your all over the past few week You are amazing 💪 🎥 @matthiasashford

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“Strive is here to incubate what is good in the world and what is good in us” Beautiful words from @karl_lokko that we couldn’t agree more with It’s this that helps creates the Big Change we want to see As we take some time to recover for STRIVE’s epic finish, we’re spending some time catching up and looking back over the incredible experiences of the past month This is a look back at stage 3 - that epic France cycling stage, covering off numerous Tour de France climbs This was Striving 💪 - the tears an support say it all Massive thanks to all our Strivers and everyone who has given to @bigchangecharity so far You are helping incubate good in education 🙏 And thank you to @finnharries @karl_lokko and Susan Kelly for your wonderful words 🎥 @matthiasashford

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@richardbranson talks finishing the @Virgin STRIVE Challenge and that terrifying rockfall in his latest blog… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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“We’ve experienced every human emotion at their extremes, but every time we’ve heard that little tempting voice in the back of our heads saying ‘why not call it a day’, we’ve pushed through together and reminded ourselves why we’re doing this in the first place” @richardbranson talks finishing the @virgin STRIVE Challenge and that terrifying rockfall in his latest blog Link in bio 📷 @jongriffithphotography

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this sobering post from @bransonsam about rock fall during the Mont Blanc climb It’s scary but, as ever, we want to be open about what this incredible team have dealt with We are so grateful to have everyone back safe and well 🙏 Sam says: Didn’t want to mention it till we were all down safe and sound but we had a very very close call on the climb 10 seconds earlier and @susiematropic @jamesbenamor @richardbranson our guides and I would most likely not be here to tell the tale A tower of boulders decended down the mountain in the grand couloir upon us and one rock even hit my helmet Some were the size of coins and others the size of fridges! You can’t see in the video but you can hear them all falling Was a very scary time 🤯 That one section takes 20 lives a year 😬⛰ and sadly someone was hit by falling rocks only 10 mins later in the same spot We have heard they are alive and recovering Thoughts are with them and all the families out there who have lost loved ones on this mountain 100 people are killed a year More than any other mountain in Europe and due to climate change and unpredictable conditions the threat is sadly ever growing @virgin @strivechallenge @bigchangecharity

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Some great Sunday reading for you today - Striver, Big Change ambassador and all round inspiration @MistaC_mon talk… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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THEY DID IT!!! 💪 We thrilled (and a little emotional) to tell you you our core STRIVE team has reached the finish -… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Primal Cure’s top health and nutrition tips

The 2018 Virgin STRIVE Challenge is our most adventurous yet – a tough challenge requiring mental and physical strength. With this in mind, sponsor and wellness company Primal Cure have shared their ‘primal’ philosophy with these top [...]

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Jigsaw Medical’s 5 Ps for Injury Prevention

There’s no getting away from it – this year’s Virgin STRIVE Challenge is physically tough. It’s our most adventurous yet and, while we’re excited about it, we also take safety and wellbeing very seriously. We’re therefore really[...]

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Big Change Project Breakfast

“How can I, in really simple terms, explain this to my network?” This request, put forward by one of our Strivers at last week’s Big Change Project breakfast – is one we’ve been giving a lot of thought to at STRIVE HQ. The [...]

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STRIVE gets Primal

At STRIVE we believe in challenging ourselves – bringing together extraordinary people to step out of their comfort zones to achieve bold ambitions. Today we want you to meet one of our amazing Strivers – Steve Bennett, fitness guru, entrepren[...]

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AKQA sponsors STRIVE

“What makes a Big Changer? Someone who is prepared to look at things differently”. These words, spoken by Beatrice York, Big Change Co-Founder, at last week’s Alumni Event really struck a chord as we look forward to STRIVE 2018. Fre[...]

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