Football Beyond Borders Annual Showcase

On Friday 7th June, Mulberry Academy Woodside students attended the Football Beyond Borders (FBB) Annual Showcase, Brave New World, at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. 

The event celebrated FBB’s tenth anniversary with partners Nike and EA Sports, featuring inspirational young people from across the country sharing their experiences highlighting the importance of trusted adult relationships. 

Fernando, now mentoring our Year 8 students, spoke about FBB’s impact on their lives. The event also featured Chelsea and Matildas star Sam Kerr, who emphasised the importance of trusted adults in shaping young people’s attitudes towards society. 

The showcase underlined the transformative impact of FBB’s work and their ongoing mission.

All aboard!

Panda class embarked on an unforgettable riverboat cruise along the Thames, turning a regular school day into an extraordinary adventure. As the boat travelled down the Thames, the children took in the sights, tapping into their History and Geography topics they have been working on throughout the year to talk about what they could see, and the history of the London landmarks. The trip offered the children a unique blend of enjoyment and education and, as Malcolm put it, “The boat went under the old bridge, and we went past some other big and old boats, it was the best trip ever!”. 

Awards ceremony inspires girls

Mulberry Stepney Green’s girls had an inspiring time at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards on Thursday 27th June.

Celebrating success in law, medicine, sport and business, students also had the privilege of meeting Cherie Blair, who personally welcomed them and offered encouragement. The students left feeling inspired by the achievements of the women they met.

Connect #19: Summer issue has arrived!

The latest issue of Connect, the Mulberry Schools Trust newsletter, has arrived! Inside, you’ll find exciting updates, including:

  • Shoulder to Shoulder: Discover the success of our recent Shoulder to Shoulder fundraising event held at Wilton’s Music Hall.
  • International trips: This term was packed with enriching experiences as students ventured on exciting international trips.
  • Mulberry College of Teaching: Learn about the inaugural cohort of trainee secondary English teachers.
  • Global Girl Leading: In October, 400 students will join the annual conference at the QEII Centre in Westminster.
  • Student highlights: Enjoy brilliant articles showcasing students across our schools and their activities during the summer term.

We are committed to providing our students with an exceptional education, and we hope you find that this newsletter is filled with inspiring stories of their achievements.

Wishing you a relaxing and rejuvenating summer break!

A big TrailFam Congratulations

Congratulations to Titi Hassan, our head boy. Titi has been selected from thousands of young people from across the UK to participate in the Alpine Run Project and race the world’s most prestigious trail running race in the French Alps at ULTRA TRAIL DU MONT BLANC. The race will be the culmination of months of training and Titi will tow the start line alongside many of the world’s greatest trail and mountain runners!

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Connect: Issue #18 out now!

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!

Download here

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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.

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.