We believe that children need to be active participants in their own education and to feel that their opinions will be heard in the wider school community. At The Mulberry House School, we seek ways to listen to the views of our pupils and involve them in decision-making so that they are engaged as partners in the life of the school.
Our children are encouraged to develop critical thinking, to advocate social justice and to apply their learning to real-world issues.
Across the Prep classes, the children have a variety of opportunities to become involved in their wider community. Throughout the year, classes have run intergenerational projects with a local residential home, held carol singing events, food drives and even meetings with our local MP.
As dedicated eco-citizens, the children have run projects to reduce, reuse and recycle plastics, encouraged families to live more active lifestyles through Walk to School Week initiatives and visited the London Wetland Centre during their project on Biodiversity. Our School Council representatives have also led global events such as WE Day and organised charity fundraising events to support children and adults impacted by natural disasters around the globe.
As a culturally diverse school community, the learning of a foreign language provides valuable educational, social and cultural experiences for pupils and as such, all children in the Prep classes learn Mandarin each week with a specialist teacher. Additional clubs also include Spanish and Italian across the school.
We work with parents to promote a culture of respect for all faiths (or those of no faith), cultures and lifestyles. As a school, we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate this. Events have included; African Day, Indian Cultural Week, Spanish Cultural Week and International Cooking Month among other celebrations such as Hanukah, Diwali and Holi.
”Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.Jane Goodall