Stellar line-up of celebrities will host one-of-a-kind sessions to empower young people

Date: Thursday 15th February 2024 
Address: 180 Strand, Temple, WC2R 1EA (side entrance on Surrey Street) 
Tickets: here: 

7th FEBRUARY 2024, LONDON: EE, the UK’s largest subscription business, has partnered with a stellar line-up of celebrities, influencers, and experts to launch EE Learn Live, the brand’s inaugural festival of learning designed to empower and inspire secondary school students. Popping up at 180 Strand in London on Thursday 15th February 11–16-year-olds and their guardians are invited to experience a programme of snackable lessons and hands on demos from best-in-class mentors.

EE Learn Live will feature a Winning in Life workshop, led by England’s men’s football manager Gareth Southgate and former English football player, Fara Williams. The session will help teens acquire and harness essential emotional and social skills to excel in sports, group environments and beyond.

But that’s not all. Hosted by TV presenter and journalist Stacey Dooley, EE Learn Live offers a range of other sessions designed to spark curiosity and unlock the potential in everyone – from mastering strategic thinking with a pro gamer to equipping yourself with tips and tricks to reduce anxiety and improve wellbeing:

  • Gaming to grow, with Sidemen’s Tobi Brown, esports star Spencer (GIANTX) and presenter, YouTuber and gamer, Elz the Witch – discover how your gaming passion can turn into a set of valuable life skills
  • Winning in life, with England’s men’s football manager Gareth Southgate and former English football player, Fara Williams – acquire essential emotional and social skills for future success through sports roles models
  • Master wellbeing, with renowned nutritionist, Emily English and wellness and fitness expert and author Shakira Akabusi – gain skills to grow healthier and happier through actionable wellbeing techniques
  • Confidence Workouts ‘Top Boy’ lead actor Ashley Walters and winners of BAFTA’s Young Presenter competition, Precious Assah and Braydon Bent - unlock the transformative potential of drama classes and confidence building, with quick and accessible exercises to help in your everyday life
  • History of the future, with disabled content creator, Eliza Rain and founder of The Sole Supplier, George Sullivan, entrepreneur and TV personality, Deborah Meaden –​ be empowered to grasp and influence the future

After the main stage sessions, guests will have the opportunity to engage further with some of the speakers, ask questions, and receive first-hand guidance from accomplished individuals who have already achieved success. ​EE tools, resources from the wellness app Calm- the leading app for meditation, sleep, and relaxation and the latest tech from partners including Meta and Samsung will also be showcased, offering complimentary supercharged snacks, mentor drop-ins and opportunities for content capture and selfies.

To cater to the various life and development stages of secondary students, the sessions at EE Learn Live will be tailored according to age during three different segments:

  • 10am – 12:15pm: young teens (11–12-year-olds)
  • 1:30pm – 3:45pm: mid-teens (13–14-year-olds)
  • 4:15pm – 6:30pm: older teens (15–16-year-olds)

Participation is accessible to all, regardless of geographical location. Tickets for a 2-hour segment can be purchased through EE Learn, all ticket proceeds will be going to Home-Start*, a UK charity focused on equipping families with the necessary skills, confidence, and strength to nurture their children.

For those unable to attend in person, the festival will be live streamed on EE’s YouTube channel. Additionally, bite-sized episodes of skills content can be downloaded from EE LearnSmart.

EE Learn Live demonstrates EE’s commitment to being the UK’s most personal, customer-focused brand. The initiative provides secondary school students the chance to discover a myriad of online tools and support systems while igniting their passions. For parents, it provides insights into maximising the potential of online learning, particularly in the lead-up to exams and the end of the term.

To learn more and to purchase tickets, visit EE Learn at

For live streams subscribe to EE’s YouTube channel:

For downloadable skills content, visit EE LearnSmart:

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*All ticket proceeds will be going to Home-Start. Home-Start focuses on the early years of childhood—the years where the fundamental building blocks are made for life. This makes the biggest difference, ensuring no child’s future is limited. Home-Start works alongside parents, in their own homes, supporting families with emotional, physical, and psychological needs, to ensure they have the skills, confidence and strength they need to nurture their children. Because Childhood Can’t Wait.

About EE 

EE is one of UK’s largest subscription businesses, backed by the UK’s biggest and fastest mobile network, offering superfast connections in more places than any other operator. 

Built on the foundation of decades of mobile and broadband leadership, EE is on a mission to be the most personal and customer-focused brand in the UK by playing a more meaningful role in customers’ lives, with a suite of exciting products and services open to all UK consumers, available via a new ‘EE ID’ digital platform. 

EE’s mobile network continues to receive extensive recognition including UK's best overall network by RootMetrics® every year since 2014, as well as being named Network of the Year at the 2022 Mobile Industry Awards.

EE is committed to offering first class service in the industry and has over 400 stores across the UK. EE remains the only mobile provider to answer 100% of customer calls in the UK and Ireland and was recognised as the UK’s Best Large Contact Centre by the UK Customer Experience Awards 2018 and Welsh Contact Centre Awards 2019.  

 EE was awarded The Sunday Times’ Best 100 Companies to Work for in 2018 and 2019, as well as being named Best Employer 2018 by the European Contact Centre & Customer Service awards. EE won Best Repair Service and Best Network Provider at the Mobile Industry Awards in September 2023 and was recognised as the provider that does more than any other to deliver a great service.  

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