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Students grow food and friendship

On Wednesday 26th June, a group of SEN students had the exciting opportunity to participate in a food growing and outdoor learning project at Stepney City Farm. This aimed to teach invaluable gardening skills and provide opportunities for hands-on experience of local agriculture.

Beyond the educational aspects, the project was an opportunity for the students to enhance their social skills, interact with others and build friendships. They also literally enjoyed the fruits of their labour, as some students had the chance to taste the broad beans they planted. 

Teamwork triumphs at Escape Room

On Thursday 6th June, 28 students enjoyed a memorable trip to the Sherlock Holmes Escape Room, generously funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation. The immersive experience tested students’ problem-solving, teamwork and critical thinking skills as they tackled the mysteries and puzzles, drawing inspiration from stories of the legendary detective.

Students explore urban art

This term, students have been working on their new ‘Urban Environments’ project, exploring new artists and materials to build their skills. They started by looking at works by contemporary Korean artist Sunga Park, exploring different buildings and refining work with a fine liner pen. 

The second artist they explored, Tom Quigley, uses Manchester as the backdrop to his paintings. The students used acrylic paint, rather than oils, to explore techniques for layering, building texture and mixing colour. 

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.


Year 10 bowled over by rewards

This term, Mulberry Stepney Green celebrated its role model students, rewarding their achievements, perfect 100 per cent attendance and positive behaviour, with a trip to Hollywood Bowl.

These students consistently contribute to the school community and we’re hugely grateful to the Jack Petchey Foundation for funding a fun day of bowling, lunch and arcade games that gave us the opportunity to show our appreciation for these exceptional individuals. 

The fact that venue staff commented on how well-behaved and polite they were just added to our reasons to be proud of them, and sealed the success of the day.

Sports Day celebrates school and Olympic values

We view our annual Mulberry Stepney Green Sports Day as similar to the Olympic opening ceremony, sparking enthusiasm for the following two weeks of inter-house sporting competitions. This year’s hugely successful gathering – on Thursday 13th June – was no exception, with students from Years 7 to 10 competing in a whole variety of athletics events. 

These competitions enable students to contribute points for their House in activities they excel at, promoting a sense of inclusion and teamwork. However, like so much of the activity across the Trust, Sports Day also goes beyond competition and we actively encourage students to embody the Olympic and Paralympic values: Excellence, Respect, Friendship, Determination, Inspiration, Courage and Equality. We believe in celebrating personal bests and recognising how each student contributes to the collective effort.