World Education Week

Inspiration to impact

World Education Week was first launched in 2020 to provide an annual platform for schools to share their stories of success whilst coming together to advocate for quality education for all.

In 2021, we aimed to bring over 100 virtual events to a global audience. 100 of these events were hosted by schools. The remaining events were hosted by members of our T4 Social Impact Alliance – education NGOs and nonprofits and other invited partners. This provided 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.


Save the date!

Our next World Education Week will happen from Sunday 16th – Friday 21st October 2022. Please save the dates in your calendar now – you won’t want to miss it.

Watch our 2021 programme on-demand

In 2021, our theme was ‘School Celebration’. This was a worldwide effort to recognise the positive strides schools and education systems have made whilst experiencing challenges throughout the pandemic. We celebrated schools around the world that have developed great expertise that other teachers and schools can emulate.

The 2021 programme is available for you to watch on-demand over on our YouTube channel. Watch our Plenary and the full playlist below or visit our YouTube channel.

Changes for 2022

In 2022 we plan to showcase our World’s Best School Prizes’ Finalists. We launched the World’s Best School Prizes during our Plenary event in World Education Week 2021.

Five schools that have demonstrated great expertise in the following five areas will each win an equal share of the $250,000 prize fund: Community Collaboration; Environmental Action; Innovation; Overcoming Adversity; Supporting Healthy Lives.

This new set of global prizes seeks to focus on how we strengthen schools by learning what’s working in different contexts the world over, from a grassroots approach. We believe that our chosen categories reflect key strategies that will help us accelerate the pace of change in education, and encourage schools to try different approaches to strengthen their institutions. 

Watch our trailer and learn how your school could win a share of the $250,000 Prize! Applications for the World’s Best School Prizes are now closed for 2022 and applications will open for 2023 later in the year.

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World Education Week 2022

Information about World Education Week 2022 will become available later in the year. In the meantime, please join our T4 Community if you would like to hear when we launch registration.