The Pearson World Changer Awards will celebrate the children and young people who are taking their learning to the next level to make a positive and tangible impact on the world.
Whether it’s setting up clubs to help cut the use of plastic, running art installations to connect world cultures or one of the many acts of kindness that took place during the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards will highlight the passion, resilience and altruism being pioneered by 5-19 year-olds in schools, homes and communities across Britain.
At their heart, the World Changer Awards are about inspiring children and young people to interrogate the world around them, engage with local and global affairs and harness the power of education to drive change.
At Pearson, we know learning doesn’t end in the classroom. What is taught in schools, homes and communities can harness the talent and passion needed for the future.
So, as part of the awards, we plan to shine a light on the world of experiences and opportunities that can be unlocked through subjects across the wider curriculum, from business studies and languages to the humanities and the creatives.
We want children and young people to take inspiration from leading environmentalists, creatives, activists and entrepreneurs who are sparking change and to be empowered to use the skills fostered in homes and classrooms for good in the wider world.
The awards will celebrate individuals and groups who are making a positive impact on the world – no matter how big or small. Those crowned ‘World Changers’ will take home prizes to further their pioneering projects and commitments, as well as have their work published in our World Changer Series, to inspire others to become global citizens too.
As part of the awards, we want to highlight how the power of education can be harnessed to drive positive change and shine a light on the skills, passion and possibilities that can be unlocked through subjects across the wider curriculum.
So, we will be searching for World-Changers aged 5-19 in the following award categories. Click on each one to find out more.
Young explorers, adventurers, geographers, philosophers, historians and citizens who are sparking change.
Changing the world through creativity, expression and perspective.
To get your children and young people thinking about what it means to be a World Changer, you can download our free World Changer Activity Kits, with resources and tasks to enjoy at home or in school. Access the resources
You can also check out our award category pages to see real-life environmentalists, creatives, business people and language learners who have changed the world! To see what they had to say about their journeys, as well as their tips and advice for your young pioneers, visit the Award categories page.
The winning individuals and groups will receive prizes to further their pioneering projects and commitments, as well as see their work published as part of the digital World Changer Series to help others aspire to be global citizens.
The prizes will be announced soon, so watch this space!
Following the application deadline, an expert judging panel will review the shortlisted applications and decide on the individuals and groups to be awarded the World Changer titles and prizes.
There will be a Grand World Changer Award winner, as well as individual and group winners in each of the award categories. Individual winners will be awarded in two groups - individuals aged 5-11 and individuals aged 12-19.