The Foreign and Commonwealth Office visit was on 3rd March, and four AS Level students had the great opportunity to visit the offices and meet with diplomats and officials. This was a fantastic experience organised by Pinky Lilani, who has been a great ‘friend’ to Mulberry girls. Students took part in an essay writing competition, submitting their essays before the event, which announced the winner and runner-ups of the competition. Sadika Begum in year 12 was runner up with her essay on the importance of equal access to education. This is a great achievement, and Sadika, as a prize, will have the opportunity to shadow a Foreign Office official for half a day. The students who attended the visit also submitted essays on the topics of global studies, access to education and the importance of the Foreign Office. These were thought-provoking essays that displayed a great deal of independent research and creativity. Students also had the opportunity to meet senior members of the Foreign Office including the ambassadors to Nigeria and Hong Kong, and the Governor of British overseas territory.