Mulberry School for Girls has been a pioneer in women’s education for fifty years. We aim to raise young women’s aspirations, build their confidence and encourage them to make their voices heard. The school provides students with opportunities to engage with and learn from older generations of successful women, and supports them in leading a creative and empowering response to gender issues.
After Mrs Obama’s exciting visit in 2015, we were able to carry out a legacy project in 2017, Girl Leading. This trip saw students travel to Kilve Court, Somerset, for a residential weekend. On this trip, which supported Mrs Obama’s ‘Let Girls Learn’ campaign, a student-led committee planned and coordinated the trip. Working with 10 other schools, students carried out workshops on leadership, public speaking, stereotyping and social justice. The students subsequently became activists in their local communities, helping to raise awareness of challenges facing young women and girls, and find and carry out solutions to these challenges.
Global Girl Leading
Mulberry School for Girls worked with WOW – Women of the World Festival, to put together a virtual celebration for International Day of the Girl on Friday, 9th October 2020. This was an exciting celebration to which involved schools from across the country and world – including Singapore, Malaysia and Nazareth.
We were delighted to have our friends at WOW – Women of the World join us on such a significant occasion. In its 8th year, International Day of the Girl ‘aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights’.
Panellists included Barrister Schona Jolly QC, Tiffany Drake, Executive Director of the Obama Foundation – Girl Opportunity Alliance and Pinky Lilani, Founder of the Women of the Future Awards. Almost 500 students and friends of Mulberry took part in this very special YouTube live stream. We cannot wait to repeat this flagship event of our Women’s Education calendar again in 2021.
Read all about it on our dedicated Partnership of Equals website below.