Mulberry STEM Academy – Cohort 1 graduate in style!

On Friday 25th February, the first cohort of Mulberry STEM Academy scholars attended a special graduation ceremony to recognise and mark their participation in the STEM programme.

The Mulberry STEM Academy is a Saturday/holiday provision that provides a place of learning, inspiration and innovation for young people. It was set up in Autumn 2020 by the Mulberry Schools Trust in partnership with Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd – two high performing organisations in their respective fields of education and motorsports.

The graduation ceremony was held at Mulberry Academy Shoreditch where students were joined by parents, Headteachers from across our schools, Trustees and speakers to celebrate the students’ achievements. A special and very popular guest had arrived earlier in the day to take centre stage – the recently launched, spectacular Mercedes W13 car.

The Trust were very pleased to welcome Paul Mills, Chief People Officer who gave a moving speech and Russell Braithwaite, Chief Financial Officer at Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd who presented the students with their graduation certificates. Another special visitor also made an appearance on the day which was one of the highlights of the afternoon. Sir Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time F1 World Champion, sent a heartfelt video message congratulating the students on their achievements and he wished them the best for the future.

During the event, all students were presented with a special gift and a graduation certificate. A small group of students also received ‘PRIDE’ awards for best exemplifying Passion, Respect, Innovation, Determination and Excellence during their time on the programme. These important values are shared by both  Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd and the Mulberry Schools Trust and the awards were a great way to draw the ceremony to a close.

Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed some delicious food and took the opportunity to browse some amazing STEM displays showcasing science, computer science and maths at Mulberry Academy Shoreditch.

Everyone had a fantastic afternoon and our proud STEM scholars definitely had a day to remember!

A very big thank you to Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd for partnering with the Mulberry Schools Trust to give our young people such amazing opportunities.

Watch the Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd video below providing highlights of the day’s events!

 

Connect: Issue #10 out now!

The latest issue of Connect, the Mulberry Schools Trust newsletter, is out now!

Issue #10 is an extended 12-page edition, as we welcome Mulberry Stepney Green to the family.  The feature story is also one of growth! The Trust is the sponsor of Mulberry Wood Wharf Primary, a new school in the Wood Wharf development area in Canary Wharf.

The brilliant Mulberry STEM Academy includes an exciting story featuring a ‘Best Newcomers’ award following racing at Goodwood. The Trust also presents a beautiful art exhibition featuring students’ work on hoarding panels along The Highway in Wapping. The panels surround the site of our new school Mulberry Academy London Dock, which is due to open in September 2023. Do visit the work if you are in the area.

Our schools now feature on double-page spreads within the publication, providing an even greater insight into our outstanding curriculum offer that extends far beyond our classrooms.

We hope you find this latest collection of news stories about our schools informative, inspiring and engaging, as we do.

Happy reading!

Going Places… Sixth Form Destinations 2021

We are delighted to see so many students from across the Mulberry Schools Trust family head off to some of the best destinations the UK has to offer, in a full range of interesting and fulfilling fields.

This year, we are pleased to announce that Mulberry Stepney Green Maths, Computing and Science College joined the Mulberry Schools Trust and we are thrilled to see the impressive achievements of their students included within the publication.

Going Places 2021 will enable you to discover more about our talented students, 

giving you an insight into where they chose to go and what they chose to study in the next phase of their educational journey. A full list of destinations and courses can be found at the beginning and end of the publication. Some of this year’s highlights include: computer science, business, economics, healthcare and medicine, engineering and the creative industries.

Congratulations to the Mulberry Schools Trust ‘Class of 2021’. We are proud of all they have accomplished and wish this year’s cohort all the best as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.

Visit from Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP

We were delighted to welcome Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP, who has represented Streatham in South London in parliament since 2019, to Mulberry School for Girls. She talked about her experience in politics, her journey into parliament, and how it has been as an MP during the pandemic. She inspired Year 10 students to take a leading role and contributed to Black History Month by encouraging us to think about intersectionality in our activism

Life-changing work experience at Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix HQ

On Tuesday 10th August, Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd released a video on social media capturing the life-changing work experience opportunity attended by our amazing #MulberrySTEM Academy students in July.

The Year 12 students from Mulberry School for Girls and Mulberry Academy Shoreditch, completed a week long residential placement at the headquarters of Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd in Brackley.

The students were selected following a rigorous interview process and all had an interest in studying engineering at university. During the week they were immersed in working life, from 9.00am-5.00pm, in full team uniform. They worked across five different departments including aerodynamics, test and develop, as well as design.

They also had the opportunity to professionally network with employees and senior staff.

This was a phenomenal and once in a lifetime opportunity and we are very grateful to MGP for making this happen.

All the students had such an incredible time and we are so grateful for the beautiful memory.

Mulberry students enjoy Q&A with Sir Lewis Hamilton

Students from Mulberry School for Girls and Mulberry Academy Shoreditch welcomed the opportunity to ask the seven-time Formula 1 world champion, Sir Lewis Hamilton, a question during a virtual Q&A session. 

The YouTube video was released across social media platforms by the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team during the same week Sir Lewis conducted a round of interviews to promote diversity in motorsport and to share the findings of a report by the Hamilton Commission, an organisation he set up to improve the representation of Black people in UK motorsport. In one interview, Sir Lewis said that helping motorsport become more diverse will be “the most valuable” thing he has achieved in his career.

“I look back at my young self and wish it was different and I want to be a part of that change. If I can change that, it would be the most valuable thing for me.”

Sir Lewis Hamilton

In November 2020, the Mulberry Schools Trust and Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd launched the Mulberry STEM Academy – a powerful and innovative supplementary provision for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) education that provides a place of learning, inspiration and innovation for young people.