Join us – Friday 12th October 2018

The Mulberry Schools Trust Warmly Invites You To

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A conference for schools exploring gender equality

The conference is designed in collaboration with students from the Mulberry Schools Trust. Our conference brings young people together from across the country for the day to imagine what a gender equal society might look like. As schools, we recognise that young people have the power to change the world. Yet in the world beyond school, not everyone is given an equal chance to fulfil their potential. Campaigns like #MeToo, and ‘He for She’ shine a light on continuing inequalities for women, but men too are also effected. They are often denied the opportunity to show vulnerability – and suicide rates amongst men are also a concern.

The aims of the conference are:

  1. To raise awareness of gender equality among young people.
  2. To explore how the arts can deconstruct and find creative solutions to inequality.
  3. To bring together young people and diverse role models to engage with and learn from each other.
  4. To enable young people to become leaders and advocates, in delivering this event and creating a more equal world.

Conference Contributors Include:

Jude Kelly, Former Artistic Director of the South Bank Centre, Edwina Dunn, Founder of the Female Lead, Delia Barker, Programmes Director, Round House, Shobana Jeyasingh, Choreographer & Founder of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, David Lan, Former Artistic Director at the Young Vic, Baroness Shami Chakrabati, Jade Anouka, Actor, Dave Neita, Lawyer & Poet, Carrie Cracknell, Theatre Director, and many other leading artists.

The conference is being live streamed in two parts:

Part 1
10:30 – 12:00
including LIVE panel discussion exploring gender inequality in dance at 10:45

Part 2
14:00 – 17:00
including LIVE panel discussion exploring gender and Shakespeare at 14:45

Live stream Link
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbz7xilgVS61mK2G1xR1hZQ (or search Mulberry Schools Trust on YouTube)

The conference website including all the available conference material and resources for schools can be found at www.partnershipofequals.org.

Dr Vanessa Ogden, CEO of the Mulberry Schools Trust and the Mulberry Schools Foundation said: “At this conference, we are bringing together girls and boys, women and men to consider issues of gender equality. A prosperous and harmonious society is a society where inequality and injustice have no place. The conference provides a platform for young people to have their voices heard. Schools are the  crucibles of civilisation and it is our responsibility to ensure that pupils leave us equipped to create a fairer future for all”.

For more information, please visit the Partnership of Equals website or contact:
Ria Burnett / AJ Agar at Mulberry School for Girls on 0207 790 6327 x 205.

Year 10 Enrolment

Enrolment will be held at Mulberry UTC, 64 Parnell Road E3 2RU on 20th – 31st August, excluding the August Bank Holiday on 27th August and Eid al-Fitr, which has been confirmed for Tuesday 21st August. Enrolment involves you bringing in documentation so that you can officially enrol as a student at Mulberry UTC. The process will take approximately 30 minutes. You will need to bring the following with you:

Proof of address:

 

  • Current Council Tax bill - OR
  • Current Housing Benefit entitlement letter - OR
  • Tenancy Agreement - OR
  • Letter from the National Asylum Support Service (NASS) or a social services asylum team informing you of the address of the accommodation being provided for you and your family.
  • PLUS a recent utility bill, dated within the last 3 months.

Proof of date of birth:

  • You will also need to provide a copy of the student’s UK Birth Certificate OR Passport OR Asylum Seeker Documentation to verify their age.

At enrolment, you will show these documents to a member of our team, who will verify them and take copies. You will also need to choose your curriculum options if you haven’t already.

Enrolment is compulsory for all new students. If attending on the dates above is likely to be a problem for you, please notify us so that we can make alternative arrangements (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). You will also be able to purchase your school tie for £5 from us when you enrol. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to take card payments.

Year 12 enrolment

All students wishing to enrol at Mulberry UTC in September must attend an enrolment meeting. The dates are:

Friday 24th August      Applicants for Digital Media/Health Science             10am-4pm

Tuesday 28th August      Applicants for Health and Social Care                        10am-4pm

Wednesday 29th August        Drop in session for students wishing to discuss options         10am-4pm

Please bring the following with you:

  • Completed information forms (If you have not received a copy of these in the post then please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a copy
  • Copy of GCSE certificates
  • Passport
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Proof of address (bank statement)

The Medical Mavericks recently visited the UTC to present a whole school assembly about careers in the Health Care and Health Science centre, as well as interactive workshop for Y12 Health Scientist and some Y10 students. The workshop involved students conducting medical tests e.g. using ultrasound to check for growth plates and conducting ECGs.

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Sports Relief

Year 10 and Year 12 students have raised over £150 for Sports Relief. They did this by organising a series of activities including a danceathon! All students wore red to show they supported the causes that Sports Relief was raising money for. Moriom Abdin, chair of the Committee Charity said “she was delighted with the students efforts and that there was a fantastic atmosphere in the school on the day.” The Charity Committee have so far nearly raised £500 this year for  various charities and have also donated food to the local food bank.

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Working with St Joseph’s Hospice

Students from Mulberry UTC have spent the last 6 weeks working with St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney as part of the challenge projects. Students were commissioned to research and create a presentation on why an Instagram page would benefit the Hospice. Students also created a social media strategy explaining how the hospice could easily create an Instagram Page. In order to do so students work with Robyn Carylson a community fundraiser at the Hospice. Students also had the opportunity to visit the Hospice and meet staff and patients.

One group of students were so inspired by the visit that they decided to create an animated video for the Hospice to use on their website and social media. Digital Media students drew the content for the video, added the sound and edited it to make an incredible video showing why the work of the hospice is so important.

Robyn Carylson and her team came to see the student’s final work during one of the challenge project sessions. They were absolutely blown away by the student’s presentation, posts and video and have commissioned them to complete another piece of work editing a video which will be on display at the Tate Modern.

The challenge project was a great experience for all the year 12 students involved and it was great to see the health students and creative students working together on a project for a local charity. They are very excited to continue working with the Hospice.

At the bottom of the page you will be able to view the animation created by our students for this presentation.

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Letters from Arakan

On Thursday 22nd March, Mulberry UTC students and staff attended the opening of the Letters from Arakan exhibition at the Brick Lane Art gallery. The exhibition shows pictures taken by Adib Chowdhury and letters from Rohingya refugees which depict some of the things which they have endured.

Students also met Mark Field, who is the Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific  and MP for the Cities of London and Westminster.

Our sixth form students loved seeing the pictures and hearing about the crisis first hand from people who have visited the region. The charity committee are passionate about raising awareness and funds of such issues.

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Once again, we are immensely proud of our Year 10s. We are delighted to say that five students have had their poetry published in 'The Poetry Games - Truth or Dare?' the latest publication from the Young Writers' poetry competition. The students chose either Team Truth: writing about what it's like to be them, sharing their passions and dreams; or Team Dare, writing exciting poetry that challenges the reader or evokes the spirit of adventure.

Well done to Gabriela, Maiya, Abigail, Roxy and Nicole.

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Congratulations to Year 10 student, Abigail Manning, for winning the Regional Final of the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge 2018 for Tower Hamlets! This is the world's biggest youth speaking event, and we are incredibly proud of Abigail for her achievement. 

Follow this link to see more of the competitors at the event, and watch Abigail's powerful speech.

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Well done Abigail!

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Skills London is London’s biggest jobs and careers event for 15-24 year olds. Mulberry UTC is very pleased to be returning this year. More details here: http://www.skillslondon2017.co.uk/