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If you could ask @michelleobama one question what would it be? founder @holly_branson will be asking one or your questions when she interviews Mrs Obama! Reply with your question to @hollybranson and you could win a signed copy of Becoming!

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The @virgin STRIVE Challenge 2018 Film is here! 🎥 Congratulations to all of our strivers who took part in this epic adventure, and thank you to everyone who donated to @bigchangecharity along the way - together have have raised £13m (and counting) to create a thriving future for young people Big thanks to our sponsors @jigsaw_medical @akqa @theprimalcure - we couldn’t have done it without you Link to full video in bio!

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Why do #weSTRIVE? We strive for to support @bigchange_ projects making real differences to young people! Check out… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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So proud of @bigchangecharity co-founder and striver @holly_branson! @bigchangecharity with @get_repost ・・・ We couldn't be more proud of our co-founder @holly_branson receiving the Global Gift Philanthropist Award for 2018! Read more over on Holly's blog - link in our bio @holly_branson ・・・ Incredible evening at the Global Gift Gala in London - heartwarming to see so many people turn out to support philanthropy @globalgiftfoundation @evalongoriafoundation @evalongoria @victoriabeckham @mariarbravo

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from @bigchangecharity ・・・ We're talking numbers today since the UK comes out this afternoon An investment in early years learning produces a 137% return per child, per year We like those numbers Early learning through play at home, before a child goes to school, is one of the areas in which Big Change backs innovative projects to make a big difference to our country's young people

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from @bigchangecharity - follow them for more on growth mindset! ・・・ A growth mindset lies at the heart of so much of what we do at Big Change – from the philosophy behind STRIVE to the way we act as an organisation, to the change we want to see in young people Research shows that mindset can be as important a predictor of academic achievement as students’ socioeconomic backgrounds Mindset is also linked to resilience, grit, wellbeing and mental health

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Keep the Strive vibe alive and follow @bigchangecharity for all the updates on the impact of your incredible fundraising efforts! The event might be over but the spirit of Strive is something we live by 🙌🚴‍♀️🧗‍♂️🚣‍♂️

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.@bigchange_ reminding us today of Striver Susan Kelly’s quote: “Our current education system is measuring a whole… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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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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Thank you to our partners

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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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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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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