World Education Week provides a platform for schools and education organisations to share their stories of success and to come together to advocate for quality education for all.
Our plans for 2021
Our next World Education Week will be bigger and better than ever!
Inspiration to impact
In 2021, we aim to bring 150 virtual events to a global audience. 100 of these events will be hosted by schools. The remaining 50 events will be hosted by members of our T4 Alliance – education NGOs and nonprofits. This will provide opportunities for schools and organisations to share how they have developed their expertise with the express purpose of inspiring other schools and organisations to understand the journey to excellence.
Dates for World Education Week 2021
World Education Week 2021 will happen Sunday 3rd October – Friday 8th October.
2021 theme: School Celebration
This year, our theme is ‘School Celebration’. This is a world-wide effort to recognise the positive strides schools and education systems have made whilst experiencing challenges throughout the pandemic. We aim to celebrate schools around the world that have developed great expertise that other teachers and schools around the world can emulate.
Apply to host a School Celebration
Your event needs to align with one of the following event sub-themes:
- Community Partnership & Collaboration
- Overcoming Adversity & Building Resilience
- Supporting Healthy Lives
- Environmental Sustainability
- Creative Approaches to Problem Solving
- Global Citizenship
- Developing Others
- Student Leadership
You must be available for World Education Week which is Sunday 3rd – Friday 8th October 2021.
Hosting an event during World Education Week requires a lot of preparation. We will support all schools with training to ensure each event runs smoothly. For this reason and to take account of school holidays before the event in October, we require schools to make decisions before applying regarding:
- Full details of the proposed event
- Key contacts for the event including technical producers.
You must read through the application guide (Google Doc) before you begin your application. This will ensure you have collated all of the necessary information.
Deadline for schools to apply
The deadline for schools to apply to host a 1-hour School Celebration event is 11:59pm GMT 23rd May 2021. Please ensure you submit your application before this time because the form will automatically close and we will not accept new applications after this time, thank you. You can check your timezone on timeanddate.com.