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Celebrating the final week of term: Year 12 BBQ and Trips Galore!

Posted by: Laura Williams - 19 June 2024 - MPW London - Read time: 2 minutes

The sun came out to wish the Year 12 students a merry summer as they were treated to a delicious lunch-time BBQ on the terrace of Queen’s Gate House on Thursday 13th June. With a plethora of choices including kebabs, burgers, (with a tasty vegan option), brioche buns, wraps and roasted vegetables; the queue snaked around the edges of the terrace. Staff were also generously invited and heartily tucked into lunch.  There was a joyful atmosphere as students and staff reflected on a busy and productive year. Although most of the Year 12 students are not sitting formal exams this year, it is important to celebrate their achievements, tenacity and hard work after their end of year exams, as well as their contribution to the wider MPW community. The gourmet BBQ was topped off with some delectable chocolate cupcakes. Thank you to our Principal, Sally Powell, who spearheaded this joyful event.

The senior management team supported by the Directors of Studies have been busy organising many fantastic trips which took place in the final week of term. We are so fortunate to have so many phenomenal museums and theatres so close to MPW and oragnisers were spoilt for choice!  You will have seen the separate reviews of the Year 12 History trip to Churchill’s War Rooms and the Year 12 German trip to the Goethe Institute. In addition to these fascinating and culturally significant ventures, we organised trips for the Year 10 cohort to see Phantom of the Opera and visit the London Aquarium and the Science Museum. At the Aquarium, the students were a little spooked to witness sharks within touching distance! In the science museum, they were able to partake in some brilliant interactive activities and see how energy can transition to curb climate change. The Phantom of the Opera musical has been delivering sell-out shows for 38 years! The production did not disappoint with many students wondering how the mysterious underground rowing boat moves so swiftly across the stage and enjoying the iconic musical score.

Depending on their programmes of study; Year 12 students could choose to go to the Inner London court and/or the National Gallery. A trip to Thorpe Park was also on offer and many students loved scaring themselves silly by going on Hyperia; the world’s scariest roller-coaster!  They had a lot of fun experiencing the wettest water rides in the UK as they plunged down the super-soaking 85ft drop on Tidal Wave or got drenched on the 64ft spiralling descent on Storm Surge! Trips are remarkable for creating lasting memories, igniting and cementing new friendships so thank you to all the staff who organised them.