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.

Year 12 Performing Arts

Year 12 Performing Arts students have been studying classical theatre through the lens of Medea and Othello. After practically exploring performance style through both plays, students created improvisations in response to the stimulus question: How do we become who we are? Their anchor character was a 17 year old girl and their narrative development explored fractured time and space. The binary oppositions of reality vs fantasy set the stage for this young woman to discover her father in this space of virtual reality. Kacey Thurbon, Year 13 MUTC Production student who is soon to progress to a degree course at RADA, composed and delivered the lighting for 

MST Newsletter – Issue #9

Issue #9 of the Mulberry Schools Trust newsletter is out now!

The feature story covers the launch of the Inspirational Societies programme led by Mulberry Academy Shoreditch on behalf of the Trust.

We continue to see the brilliant Mulberry STEM Academy thrive following the successful roll out of the Mulberry STEM Academy Roadshow to local primary schools (page 2).

The East London Teaching School Hub led by Mulberry School for Girls on behalf of the Mulberry Schools Trust is working hard to support all 176 schools in Hackney and Tower Hamlets. Read more about this work on page 3. Our CEO, Dr Vanessa Ogden was elected to be a member of the Teaching Schools Council (page 3).

Throughout pages 4-8, you will find many examples of our exceptional educational offer!

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

Happy reading!

Tower Hamlets Walk-In Clinic – Saturday 10th July

On Saturday 10th July, Tower Hamlets will be running a walk-in clinic for Pfizer vaccinations at Mulberry School for Girls. We are delighted to support our local community with this initiative.

The clinic is for Pfizer first jabs only for anyone 18+ years.

Simply walk-in or call 020 7364 3030 to book.

More information can be found here:

Students explore new ideas through creative enlightenment

On Monday 5th – Friday 9th July, Years 7-10 took part in Creativity Week. The school lined up a really exciting and enjoyable programme to inspire, enlighten and excite students to explore new ideas, to find new ways of expressing themselves, and to look at familiar ideas in a new way.

Opportunities for creativity run throughout the life of the school, in every subject, and we hope the week generated a chance for students to really explore their creative potential.

Year 7 had a week-long series of creative activities led by the Science and Maths Faculties, working towards the completion of the Bronze CREST award and a creative day focusing on coding. 

Year 8 took part in a project delivered by the Humanities and English Faculties, exploring heritage, migration and identity and developing a range of creative outcomes throughout the week.

Year 9 worked with Expressive and Performing Arts to develop original performances in Music, Dance and Drama and finalised pieces of artwork that formed the backdrop for performances at the end of the week. 

Year 10 took part in a wide range of day-long creative activities delivered by staff from faculties across the school including Technology, English, Modern Foreign Languages, Social Sciences and more.

In addition to the above, there were several special projects running throughout the week, led by external organisations including Bow Arts, the Unicorn Theatre and Chain Reaction Theatre Company. 


Silver medals triumph at sporting events

Cricketing success 

Mulberry School for Girls took part in the Year 9/10 Borough Girls Cricket Tournament on Friday 2nd July. It was an all-day event in Victoria Park. 

At first, Mulberry felt a little overwhelmed at the sight of the dedicated grass pitches, but their nerves soon faded, as they won their first toss and fielded first against St Paul’s Way. The team’s batting went from strength to strength, as did their tactics, with excellent decision-making to secure superb runs. 

Their focused teamwork and keen observation whilst spectating other team performances, led to improved technique and strategy, resulting in 2nd place overall – a well-deserved silver medal. 

Football fever arrives at Mulberry 

The Year 7/8 Borough Football Tournament took place on Wednesday 7th July. It was an all-day event held at Mile End Leisure Centre. 

The tournament had a theme of the European Football Championships and Mulberry School for Girls was representing France. In the group stages we won three games and lost one, which sent us into the nail biting knock out stages! 

The team played amazingly with strong tackles, fantastic shots and brilliant passing! Each player had a crucial part to play in our success. We missed out to Bishop A in the final but thoroughly deserved a silver medal and Nour Sadawy 8E, won the award for ‘Player of the Tournament’ which was the icing on the cake to a thoroughly successful day.