Activities & Sports
At MPW, we organise social and physical activities all year round providing our students with a fun and relaxed environment to help them stay healthy, interact with peers who share common interests, enhance leadership skills and prepare for the future.
We believe studies are just part of the student experience; we encourage our students to take part in social events ranging from raising awareness through a charity campaign, joining a debating session or simply stretching their legs and arms at the local climbing centre.
Students who love sport will have plenty of opportunity to meet up with likeminded friends – or make new ones through a large variety of sports clubs here at MPW.
Report on Alumni Working Together Scheme
As part of MPW’s “Alumni Working Together” scheme Harry Madden was given the opportunity to work with Professor Jim Kaufman at the Department of Pathology at Cambridge University’s Downing Site.
Match report MPW Cambridge vs CCSS
Ben Butcher provides a detailed analysis of the thrilling 08/10/16 football match between CCSS and MPW Cambridge.
A visit to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge
Ellie Harrison is an A-level MPW Cambridge student who is interested in studying Anthropology. During half term, she visited the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge. Here she details her experience and identifies the artefacts that moved her and inspired her the most.
Local MP Julian Huppert talks to GCSE students
On Monday 20th April, Liberal Democrat MP – now standing for re-election, so technically, at this present time, he is not an MP – Julian Huppert came to speak to us about his time in politics, issues with today’s politics and also issues with former politics and political figure heads. Huppert was pressed on a number of issues that surround young people today, with lots of the questions surrounding housing and tuition fees.
Mercy Ships Charity Day
On the last day of Spring Term MPW Cambridge raised £182 in just one day for Mercy Ships, a medical charity which carries out life-saving operations from hospital ships around the coast of Africa, including eye operations. See https://www.mercyships.org.uk/the-work.
If you go down to the woods today…
We were extremely lucky because the sun shone brightly for our end of year GCSE picnic. This took place during the final Sports lesson of the Year on Wednesday 21st May. We spent two hours at Lammas Land enjoying the delicious picnic which Gustos café had prepared for us before going for a walk around the park.
International Evening Quiz
A massive thank you to all those who turned up for, ate their way through and stretched their intellects for the recently finished International Evening Quiz. We hope all concerned had a good time.
An equally big thank you to Carlos & Denise for the marvellously tasty spread they put on for us; and, while everyone walked away with a prize, well done to the ‘True Detectives’
Ethics Matters! Students meet famous Religious Studies author, Peter Vardy
The speakers were Dr Peter Vardy and Charlotte Vardy and the topics discussed covered ethical issues from both the AS and the A2 Religious Studies specification. The students received booklets which should be extremely helpful to prepare them for their examinations. In addition to providing notes on a variety of ethical theories the booklets contained activities for active learning and some extension exercises.
Local MP meets up with GCSE students (and takes on Jo-Jo Hall!)
Julian started with a brief introduction into the role of the Government in the United Kingdom and how parliament operates before asking for questions from the floor. The students were initially a little reticent but once education and Michael Gove’s plans for the future were discussed the debate gained momentum.