“Students we met on Saturday have bright futures” – STEM Academy run by Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff launches in partnership with the Mulberry Schools Trust.
Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff successfully launched the Mulberry STEM Academy back in November. The program for diversity and inclusion covers the Mulberry Academy Shoreditch, Mulberry School for Girls and Mulberry UTC.
The Trust focuses primarily on students students from Black, Asian and minority ethnic and disadvantaged backgrounds. These are the under-represented groups in STEM organizations. When it comes to Formula 1, the situation is worse, with Hamilton the only active black driver.
Thanks so much @MercedesAMGF1! Students across Mulberry’s three schools (@MulberryAS @MulberryUTC @MulberryTH) are already benefitting from our partnership. We look forward to sharing details about upcoming events very soon! Our exceptional STEM Scholars are ready to go!!!
— Mulberry School TH (@MulberryTH) February 11, 2021
Virtual event chaired by James Allison
As part of the first activation, 40 students met and spoke with technical director James Allison and chief people officer Paul Mills. Allison was evidently happy and excited, and proud of the step Mercedes has undertaken.
“I was honoured to be asked to take part in the first Mulberry STEM Academy event. Having heard from Toto and Lewis about the eagerness and inquisitive nature of the Mulberry students at the November launch, I was very interested to meet the group for myself and find out what has inspired them to dedicate their Saturdays and holidays to further study.
“I was not disappointed; the commitment and enthusiasm shown and the insightful questions asked were inspirational. I have little doubt that all of the students we met on Saturday have bright futures ahead of them, but I hope that the presentation will have offered them further encouragement to go on to study STEM subjects at university.
“I look forward to seeing how the STEM Academy programme develops over the next few months and the progress that the students make as they work alongside and within our team.”