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.
UKMT Senior Maths Challenge 2017
The UKMT Senior Maths Challenge, organised by the University of Leeds, is a competition aimed at the best student mathematicians in the country and is designed to test powers of reasoning and logic in a series of 25 mind bending puzzles. This was MPW’s tenth year in the competition and once again, thanks to some outstanding mathematicians, our students performed extremely well.
Drama Production: Five Kinds of Silence
In December, the Autumn Term ended for the drama department with a moving and powerfully emotive performance at the Drayton Arms theatre.
Principal's Lecture: Is the United Nations relevant in today's world?
On Thursday 19 January MPW students got a chance to listen to Dr Richard Leete – the former United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam – who conducted a lecture about the relevance of the United Nations in today’s world. The auditorium was completely packed with tutors and students.
Christmas Bake Sale
Year 10 at MPW did a Christmassy charity bake sale in December to raise money for WE Movement (formerly Free the Children). This was part of their voluntary work for their Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Christmas Carol Service
MPW’s Carol Service is one of the highlights of the festive season and this year was no different. We are very grateful to St Augustine’s Church for always hosting this event for us. The church is a beautiful space for such a service and always wonderfully decorated with an enormous tree and golden fairy lights on all its pillars, complementing the dramatic golden reredos
Lunchtime Lecture: The Geography of Health
If you’re a woman born in Kensington and Chelsea, you can look forward to a life expectancy of 91 – a good innings, by all accounts. If you are a man born just a few miles down the road in Deptford/New Cross on the other hand you can expect to live to just 72. This startling contrast took everyone at Dr Paul Turner’s lecture on the Geography of Health by surprise.
One-Day Film School
On 23 September the AS year took part in the One-Day Film School, now a regular event for each new cohort of AS students. Provided by the Young Film Academy, the day’s event is an opportunity for students to meet their peers outside of class time as well as being a fun alternative to their chosen subject choices.
Medical Seminar: An Overview of the Application Process
We were very lucky to have Dr Ricardo Tavares from The Medic Portal joining us for a Medical Seminar as part of this year’s dedicated programme for prospective medics. Dr Tavares spent an hour with our aspiring medics to give them an overview of the application process as well as some top tips on how to succeed along the way.
Summer Art Exhibition 2016
Towards the end of the summer term, the MPW Art Exhibition private view took place and this year there was, as always, a terrific variety of high-quality work on show. For one evening, the college libraries and reception were transformed by a magnificent array of art and design produced this year by students across the department, including ceramics, textiles, and some striking photography, along with an impressive range of painting and drawing. The event was well attended and equally well received with unanimous praise for the variety and creativity of art on display.