One Direction Goes Back to School

October 11, 2012 By:
One Direction Goes Back to School

One Direction is giving Jansport-toting kids everywhere a wake up call: Go to school.

Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zyn Malik, and Louis Tomlinson round up this roll call of the biggest British boy band this side of the Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic, and all other oceans urging students to “make sure you get up and go to school” this uniform wearing season. Because when kids want to get lectures about staying in school, they want it to be from teens who were home schooled while traveling the world…

But, anyway. It’s for a good cause that also has names like Ciara, Nicki Minaj, and Flo Rida attached, put on by the Get Schooled project. According to the organization’s figures, 225 middle and high schoolers across 28 states are also participating in the Fall Attendance Challenge to raise the attendance records of student bodies in the U.S.

Here’s what One Direction had to contribute to the conversation. The boys taped a phone call to inspire America’s youth to hit up the books and pursue your dreams. Extra credit: Everyone who signs up to participate at puts them in the running to win a school notebook signed by 1D.

Where dreams are concerned, the five guys are clearly realizing theirs. Their new single “Live While We’re Young” sold 341,000 copies in one week making it the fastest selling single by a British group ever.

Listen to their encouraging wrods here and get motivated (but not while the teacher is talking...):