Connect: Issue #17 out now!

We are delighted to share the autumn issue of Connect, the Mulberry Schools Trust newsletter.

This issue covers Sir Lewis Hamilton’s visit to our Trust and the brilliant work taking place in our Mulberry STEM Academy and Mulberry Production Arts Academy. We also held our first ever Mulberry Festival of Arts and launched our Mulberry Scholars Academy at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge.

Our students are at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to providing them with the best possible educational outcomes. We hope the news stories from our schools provides you with a glimpse of their successes and achievements.

Enjoy!

Mulberry Schools Trust releases its Going Places destinations publication for 2023

The Mulberry Schools Trust is proud to announce the release of its Going Places destinations publication for 2023. This brochure showcases the accomplishments of our Year 13 students and highlights their dedication and commitment throughout their educational journey.

An impressive 75 percent of the Year 13 students within the Mulberry Schools Trust have secured a place at university, while others have chosen to further their studies, pursue degree apprenticeships, or enter the professional world of work. This remarkable achievement reflects the hard work and determination of the students and the guidance provided by the trust.

The future looks bright for these ambitious young adults as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.

We also extend our gratitude to our dedicated team of teaching and support staff across all of our schools and acknowledge their inspiration, support and advocacy for the students, encouraging them to be ambitious and focused on their goals.

Access the publication below to read highlights from each school and see the comprehensive list of notable destinations and courses at the beginning and end of the publication.

Connect: Issue #15 out now!

We are so excited to share the summer 2023 issue of Connect, the Mulberry Schools Trust newsletter.

This issue is packed with exciting news from across our Trust, including the feature article on Mulberry Academy Woodside and Mulberry Canon Barnett joining our family of schools. We are thrilled to share news of the continued success of our Mulberry STEM Academy programme, the exceptional activities and opportunities opening up to students on the Mulberry Production Arts Academy programme, and our continued contribution to the school system with the work taking place at Mulberry College of Teaching, the East London Teaching School Hub and Reconnect London.

The stories in this issue provide a glimpse into the many achievements of our students, staff and partners.

We hope you enjoy reading about our schools and the opportunities they provide our students.

Enjoy!

Legendary singer, songwriter and actress Beverley Knight visits Mulberry School for Girls.

On Wednesday 3rd May, we were delighted to welcome the legendary singer, songwriter and actress Beverley Knight to Mulberry School for Girls. Beverley visited our 240 Year 9 students to speak to them about her role in Sylvia as Emmeline Pankhurst for which she recently won the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress. 

This was particularly special as our whole Year 9 cohort have seen her perform as Emmeline at the Old Vic and the play forms a crucial part of the Year 9 integrated Arts Project at the end of Key Stage 3. Also in the audience were Music students from Mulberry Academy Shoreditch, Mulberry School for Girls Music GCSE students and our amazingYear 8 Music ambassadors. 

A panel of Year 9 students impressed Beverley with their thought-provoking questions and confident delivery. Another group of Year 9 journalists interviewed Beverley and will go on to create an article about her visit.  

Students Latisha, Liliana and Sumaiya from Mulberry School for Girls also enjoyed tea with Beverley. They were joined by our CEO, Dr Vanessa Ogden and Headteacher, Alice Ward. It was a fantastic opportunity for the students to have an intimate and face to face conversation with such a brilliant star. It will certainly be a memorable moment for the students involved. 

The visit provided a wonderful space for students to learn so much from this inspirational artist and speaker. We hope Beverley enjoyed her time at Mulberry School for Girls and we thank her for giving up her precious time to come and visit us. 

 

Connect: Issue #14 out now!

We are so excited to share the spring edition of Connect, the Mulberry Schools Trust newsletter, which is out now!

It features the amazing work taking place at Mulberry Wood Wharf Primary, as well as the incredible opportunities that have been presented to our schools. We’ve been privileged to receive invitations to two remarkable occasions with The Royal Family, showcasing the hard work and dedication of both our students and staff. Furthermore, we are proud to reveal the formal launch of the Mulberry Production Arts Academy as part of our Mulberry Changemakers programme (see page 4).

There have been many remarkable events in the past few months, such as the Mulberry Schools Trust Annual Education Lecture at the RSA and the launch of the Reconnect London report. Our students have had the chance to come together and learn through various activities, such as our Societies and the Trust’s GCSE Maths Revision Conference, creating a sense of community and collaboration.

We hope you enjoy reading about our schools and the opportunities they provide our students.

Enjoy!

 

 

Brick Lane 1978: The Turning Point

In January we hosted the ‘Brick Lane 1978: The Turning Point’, an exhibition of photography from East End local, Paul Trevor, celebrating the area’s 1978 activists. 

Parents/carers, students, staff and our Mulberry community were invited to come and explore photos which document such an important moment in Tower Hamlets’ history.  It run in the Mulberry Bigland Green Centre on the following days/times. Parul Husain and Sabina Khan introduced the project.

The exhibition was a culmination of a major heritage project exhibited at Four Corners, June – September 2022, with Swadhinata Trust, in collaboration with Paul Trevor, original activists and local volunteers.

Students from Year 8 upwards were given the chance to visit the exhibition and Year 9 used this as inspiration for their Arts curriculum project on protest & activism.

If you would like to learn more, here are a series of short films which share the stories of activists who were part of the fight for social justice in 1970.

https://www.fourcornersfilm.co.uk/blog/memories-of-brick-lane-oral-history-films

With thanks to Swadhinata Trust, @heritagefunduk, the @bishopsgateinstitute, Sabina Khan, Elena Loizides, Sian Morten and all the staff who have made this exhibition possible.