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.
Sport 2015-16: Football
Football is a popular sport at MPW. Training and matches are well-attended and, as many students have spent years playing at their previous schools, the team is a strong one. Last year MPW London won the league in the Autumn Term followed by the CIFE cup in the Spring Term. We are hoping that this year's team will be able to follow in their footsteps; follow their progress on this page with regular updates on matches.
Principal's Lecture: The Work and Role of the House of Lords
Baroness Perry, who entered the House of Lords in 1991 after a very active career in Education, provided MPW students, most them studying Politics for A level, with a very extensive introduction to the Upper House. She was interested in students’ views and, when she touched upon various controversial issues, she encouraged the audience to contribute.
This year we entered eight MPW art students for the EpicCiC ‘Art Explosion’ competition sponsored by the Saatchi Gallery. We were not disappointed: FOUR of the eight won prizes, a tremendous achievement.
Lunar New Year
MPW hosts an annual Lunar New Year celebration and this year’s was one of the best yet. Around 18% of MPW’s students come from China and Vietnam where the New Year is celebrated in line with the lunar calendar, rather than on the 1st January.
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 is MPW’s ninth year in the competition and, once again, thanks to some outstanding mathematicians our students have performed extremely well.
Christmas Carol Service
Our annual Carol Service at St Augustine's Church was a perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit.
Principal's Lecture: Do You Have The Right To Die?
In December, Damian Warburton, the Head of Law and Senior Lecturer in Law at the New College of Humanities, delivered a lecture about the law and euthanasia, in which he questioned the recent rejection of the Assisted Dying (No.2) Bill by the House of Commons.
Hallowe'en Charity Bake Sale
The MPW Year 10 Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award group of 2015/16 held a bake sale for the volunteering part of their Bronze award course. Making the most of it being Hallowe’en, the tables were groaning under the weight of ghoulish treats to raise money for Unicef. Year 10 chose Unicef as they wanted to help with the refugee crisis and at the end of the day a fantastic £400 pounds was raised for charity.