Professor Green rocks to 10,000 BT Digital Champions
11 July 2014
Around 10,000 young BT Digital Champions enjoyed performances from a whole host of stars at the BT-sponsored Rock Assembly concert held in London.
Organised by The Transformation Trust in association with BT, and hosted by BBC Radio One DJ Nihal, the UK’s loudest and most glamorous end-of-term assembly was held at Wembley Arena to thank young people who have helped others get online.
Anna Easton, BT’s Connected Society Programme Director said: “The BT Digital Champions scheme is a great way for young people to contribute to the community in which they live. There are still more than 6.4m adults in the UK who are not online. This means they may miss out on employment or educational opportunities, online shopping or staying in touch.
“BT Digital Champions from all over the country have been sharing their internet skills to help people in their local community develop the knowledge and confidence to take their first steps online. Rock Assembly celebrates their work- and the fact that they have made a real difference to the lives of people in their communities.”
Amy Leonard, Chief Executive of The Transformation Trust, said: “Events like Rock Assembly prove that young people care about the world around them and their place in it. Thousands of students have volunteered to take part in the BT Digital Champions programme – and Rock Assembly is an opportunity to celebrate each and every one of them and to say a very loud and proud -well done”
The event was supported by 200 BT volunteers from across the business who helped with the logistics and running of the event on the day.
The concert included performances from Professor Green, Conor Maynard, Ella Eyre and BT’s very own Franko Fraize.
Take a look at the video from Rock Assembly 2014