Connect #18: Spring issue available now!

The latest edition of Connect, the Mulberry Schools Trust newsletter, is here! This issue features exciting news, including:

  • Global Girl Leading New York Study Tour: Read about eight inspiring Year 12 students on their global educational adventure.
  • East London Teaching School Hub redesignation: We celebrate the ELTSH redesignation for another four years.
  • Mulberry Changemakers Programmes update: Discover how our Mulberry STEM Academy, Mulberry Production Arts Academy and Mulberry Scholars Academy programmes are equipping students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the future.
  • Welcome Chris Harvey: Meet the new Principal of Mulberry Academy London Dock.

We’re dedicated to providing our students with the best possible education, and you’ll find inspiring stories highlighting their achievements within the newsletter.

Thank you for your continued support. We wish you a wonderful break!

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Nobel Awards 2024

On Tuesday 6th February we celebrated our annual Nobels awards, recognising and congratulating our students for their hard work and positive attitude to learning in Science, Maths and Computer Science. There were also some explosions and bangs as the science experiments were performed between awards. It was a fantastic event and lovely to see so many parents and carers who came along. Well done to all the students who participated – keep up the good work!

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Trustees appoint Principal Designate for new flagship London Dock school in Wapping

The Mulberry Schools Trust is delighted to announce that, following a rigorous and robust selection process, its Trustees have appointed Chris Harvey as the Principal Designate of Mulberry Academy London Dock.

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.


Performing Arts students shine in recent exams

During the last term, we have had a number of high-quality exam performances for the Performing Arts and Drama qualifications.

Students have been using the facilities at the UTC to stage a range of plays and devised pieces that draw from different theatrical styles and practitioners. Highlights include a staging of Metamorphosis using physical theatre and Berkovian acting techniques, as well as a devised piece of work that drew inspiration from Carol Churchill’s Far Away, in which students explored the idea of consumerism through Brechtian practice. We were also delighted that the CTEC Performing Arts students all achieved distinctions from OCR in their work on devising an interpretation of Berkoff’s ‘Greek’ which focused on the idea of rebellion and the futility of fighting against the roles we play within the class system.

Geeky Kids

In January 2023, 60 Year 10 students from across the Mulberry Schools Trust took part in a five week programming course run by Geeky Kids on Saturday mornings as part of our innovative Mulberry STEM Academy programme. During the course, the students were split into groups to learn Python programming. GCSE students already taking Computer Science challenged themselves through learning new skills, including an intermediate popular library called Pygame. Other students learned the basics of Python, including selection and iteration.

At the end of the course, students all created a trivia quiz in Python. We were very impressed with their use of functions, lists, dictionaries and other advanced techniques! A particular well done to Tonima Hawlader, Mulberry Academy Shoreditch, Jannah Ahmed, Mulberry School for Girls and Riyad Choudhury, Mulberry Stepney Green, whose thoughtful programs were awarded the best on the course. Each week, two students were also chosen as ‘Students of the Week’ by their tutors. Well done to Zakariya, Ifaz, Zakiyyah, Jannah, Basit, Ismail, Tanim and Ehsanur for their hard work.

We look forward to our continued work with Geeky Kids which offers our students creative ways to enjoy Computer Science.


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.

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


Connect: Issue #13 out now!

The latest issue of Connect, the Mulberry Schools Trust newsletter, is out now!
On the cover and back page of issue #13, our new primary Mulberry Wood Wharf proudly takes centre stage. It has been wonderful to see our primary school children partaking in so many fun and engaging activities.
We have enjoyed reliving the remarkable achievements of some of our Mulberry STEM Academy students at the Greenpower International Finals at the iconic Goodwood race track in October. See page 2.
Our partnership work continues to make a positive impact across schools and organisations beyond the Trust. The Mulberry Schools Foundation’s website is now live and we are accepting online donations. See page 3.
As always, each Mulberry school brings something fresh and different to the table and this issue is no exception! Highlights of their work can be found within pages 4-12.
We hope you find this latest collection of news stories inspiring and engaging, as we do.

Happy reading!