The final school day for the autumn term will be Wednesday 20th December 2017. Pupils will finish at the times beow. Please note, some year groups will be dismissed from the back of the school via Bigland Street. This is to ensure all girls leave the school safely at a busy time of the day.
Dismissal of year groups on Wednesday 20th December:
School will resume after the Christmas break on Wednesday 3rd Januray 2018 at 10:40am, with registration starting at 10:45am.
We wish all our students, staff and their families a peaceful festive break!
Youth Got the Power has been designed by a group of seven alumni students aged between 18 and 20, in collaboration with the charity Stand Up, Speak Out. The event will feature a panel discussion between inspirational activists, leaders and changemakers. As the event name suggests, the group are firm believers that the young people in all of our schools have the capacity and ability to make a real difference.
We want all students who attend this event to leave feeling inspired to make a difference, and confident that they can lead the way in making positive social change.
We would like to thank the Near Neighbours programme, who have funded this initiative.
Global Health Film Festival 2017 to host ‘Justice in Action’ film screening at Barbican Centre
‘Justice in Action’, a film made by a group of Mulberry students with Fiona Lloyd-Davies of Studio 9 Films back in 2012, will be screened at the Barbican Centre on Friday 8th December at 10am (Screen 3) as part of the Global Health Film Festival 2017. The award winning film for ‘Best International Film’ (2013 People’s Film Festival, New York) and for ‘Making a Difference’ (2015 Toronto Film Festival) documents the journey to Sarajevo and The Hague where they explored the nature of justice and shared the stories of survivors of the Bosnian war. The screening will include some Mulberry students watching the film for the first time, a visiting school from America and members of the public followed by a post discussion with the filmmakers and ambassadors of the film.
The Global Health Film Festival aims to tell difficult, complex and often neglected global health stories to effect positive social change through the power of visual media.
You can find out more about the Global Health Film Festival programme here.
Student Council elections for Year 7 will be taking place on Wednesday 15th November. The eight candidates will present their manifestos in assembly and each member of the year group will have the opportunity to cast their vote later in the day.
The Mulberry Student Council is democratically elected and aims to facilitate clear and constructive communication between pupils, teachers, senior leaders and governors, developing a community where all work in partnership towards shared goals. As well as addressing issues arising from student consultations, the Student Council is often commissioned by the Senior Leadership Team to conduct research projects, in support of school improvement plans.
Sixth Form Open Evening will take place on Thursday 9th November from 4.00pm - 6.00pm at Mulberry School for Girls. There will be a presentation on what we can offer at Post - 16 followed by an opportunity to meet staff from all subject areas and tour the Sixth Form Centre with students. We look forward to seeing you there.
Mulberry will be attending and contributing at the Teach First 'Challenge the Impossible' Impact Conference on Tuesday 24th October. Dr Ogden, Head Teacher of Mulberry School, will be speaking on overcoming barriers to education and Mulberry students will be performing a spoken word poem about the value of education.
The event will bring together the entire education sector to focus on building a movement to drive the achievement of fair education for all. Highlighting the well-known barriers to social mobility in the UK and then using real lived experiences as well as humour, debate, song and music to identify ways of overcoming these barriers, attendees will come away from the event with a renewed vigour and passion for becoming key enablers for social mobility and to break down the educational inequality that persists in the UK today.
On Tuesday 19th September, the award-winning Theatre Centre will return to the Mulberry and Bigland Green Centre Theatre to perform Twist by Chino Odimba. This contemporary retelling of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist follows the journey of one refugee, buffeted between borders and bad company. We're delighted to welcome Theatre Centre back to Mulberry, and that our students will have a chance to experience this exciting new production.
There will be Year 6 Open Mornings on Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th September 2017 starting at 9.30am at Mulberry School for Girls.
There will be an Open Evening taking place on Thursday the 28th September 2017, starting at 4.30pm. These events are aimed at parents of students who will start Year 7 in September 2018 (children born between 1st September 2006 - 31st August 2007). The open morning/evening will give parents and students a chance to visit the school, meet the Headteacher, staff and students and also find out what the school has to offer. We look forward to meeting parents and Year 6 students.
In the event of adverse weather conditions such as snow, school will remain open. Please check the website for regular updates.
Year 11 students at Mulberry School for Girls will commence their work experience from Monday 9th October to Friday 13th October. Students have secured placements in a range of industries and will get the opportunity to take on challenging responsibilities.