Year 12 students from Eltham Hill participated in The Mulberry Sixth Form Youth Conference. The conference brings sixth form students together from a range of backgrounds from across the UK to explore issues of common concerns, showing that young people have the power to make a difference in their communities and on the world stage. There were six guest speakers at the Mulberry Conference:
- Nimco Ali, co-founder of Daughters of Eve, she is fighting to eradicate the practice of FGM.
- Antony Anaxagorou, a British born Cypriot award-winning poet
- Joanna Abeyie, an award-winning Diversity champion
- Rahima Begum, Human Rights Activist working with Restless Beings, an international charity that aims to support marginalised communities that are deprived of media or public attention
- Sabrina Ciauri, a 2017 Seed ambassador. Seeds of Peace began with the belief that better leaders can bridge divides in communities where conflict has taken its toll.
- Kat Francis, a playwright, director, actor, and comedian
Students participated in workshops such as Amnesty International Art Campaign and Disruptive Leadership. One of our students commented, ‘Mulberry conference was a great opportunity as it enabled me to see another side of life that I otherwise wouldn’t have’.