Recruitment has begun for Equaliteach Second Thoughts programme. Students from each year group will be selected to take part in the Equaliteach workshops. The workshops will be held in November and December. Upon completing the critical thinking workshops students will become ambassadors for equality and diversity.
Year 10 students will visit Florida for a Model United Nations connference from 20th to 26th March 2019. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop confidence, communication skills and awareness of global affairs. The Mulberry delegates will serve as a delegation to the MUN Conference at Florida International University in Miami. In addition to attending the MUN, they will have some time to explore the city and experience its culture.
Thursday 7th March - WOW Festival Reception
Four students from year 10 and 12 will represent the school at a reception for the Women of the World (WOW) Festival, hosted by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, President of WOW, at her royal residence, Clarence House. Students will have the chance to meet inspiring female role models and develop their networking skills.
Thursday 7 March – London Metropolitan Police
All Year 8 students will be joining a presentation from London Metropolitan Police’s Borough Commander and other female officers to learn more about their roles in the Police force
Thursday 7 March - St Mary‘s Ascot International Women’s Day Conference
Ten Year 12 and Year 13 students are attending this conference which will focus on the value of Direct Action and Feminism and will include presentations from Integrate, a charity which supports girls and women impacted by FGM, and keynote speaker from the Women’s Equality Party. Sumaya Begum (13JJ) will be a panel speaker on the topic of ‘White feminism and whether feminism that is not intersectional is still valid’.
Friday 8 March – London Stock Exchange
Five Y9 students will be joining the opening of the London Stock Exchange and the participating in a workshop led by founders4school and the Women’s Network Forum. The workshop will focus on how entrepreneurs can support, inspire, work with young women to help them aspire to a future in finance or as entrepreneurs.
Friday 8 March - Hyperion, a Lloyd’s of London Insurance firm
30 Year 9 students (9M) will attend an event hosted by Hyperion with the aim of developing students’ confidence and knowledge of personal branding, and helping them to ‘get their voice heard’ and build leadership skills.
Friday 8 March - Girl’s Leadership Conference 2019 at Ernst and Young
Four Year 12 students are attending this conference with the focus: A World of Possibilities: Finding your passion - how women overcome challenge and develop resilience
Friday 8 March – WOW Festival
25 Year 10 and Year 12 students will be attending the WOW “What now?” event at the Royal Festival Hall.
What Now? will be led by Jude Kelly and feature a line-up of extraordinary women and girls in an afternoon of discussion, debate, performance and a few surprises. Contributors include Annie Lennox, Julie Gillard and many performers, poets and activists. Three students will contribute to the event:
Maryam Naasir (Y10) will perform her poem about gender equality, ‘Real’.
Afnan Sayam (Y12) and Iklas Ali-Bashi-Nur (Y12) will interview Maisie Williams.
Maryam has also written a piece that will be published in the WOW Festival brochure
Saturday 9 March – WOW Festival
A further 25 Year 10 and Y12 students will be attending WOW events “What next?” and “New Daughters of Africa” at the Royal Festival Hall.
“What Next?” is asking: “In an age of hyper-connectivity, extreme ideas and political turmoil, what’s in store for the future of gender equality? Hear from the women helping us imagine an equal world – from those on the frontlines of global movements to girls and young women changing our world for the better.”
“New daughters of Africa” will launch Margaret Busby’s major new global anthology of writing by women of African descent. A glorious portrayal of the accomplishments of over 200 contributors, New Daughters of Africa celebrates their global sweep, diversity and achievements, while also testifying to a wealth of genres.
Wednesday 13 March – MSfG Adult Learners International Women’s Day Celebration (all day)
Workshops include: Dance, Yoga, Embroidery, Video making, Podcasting, Song-writing, Creative Story-telling
The next Academic Review Day is on Thursday 14th March 2019. On this day, we would like parents to attend a meeting with their daughters and their tutor to discuss their progress. There will be no lessons taking place on this day.
Mulberry’s Annual Education Lecture will take place at the RSA on 13th February.
At Mulberry, we believe strongly that education happens not just inside the classroom, but beyond it. We see a vital connection between education and industry. We believe that every sector of industry, from arts to engineering, media to finance, is closely connected to the work of schools. This annual event for our valued friends and partners explores the relationship of education with the wider world and celebrates the joy of learning.
This year, we are delighted to announce that our speaker is Samira Ahmed, an award-winning journalist with 20 years' experience in print and broadcast. She began her career at the BBC in 1990 and covered stories including the OJ Simpson case as BBC Los Angeles Correspondent. She went on to become a news anchor for BBC World and has presented many programmes, including The World Tonight and Sunday Morning Live. She also writes regularly for newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Independent and The Big Issue.
The event will provide opportunity for students to network with inspiring professionals from a range of sectors.
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