Field trips offer our students the opportunity to enhance their learning experience away from their regular school environment. It provides a setting for them to learn in a more hands-on and interactive manner and to help them develop the skills for critical observation and thinking.
Every year numerous field trips will be organised to increase students’ understanding of and exposure to curriculum related topics. Here are some of the field trips organised by our tutors, read on to find out more.
Politics trip to Westminster
At the great Westminster hall, which stands adjacent to the Houses of Parliament, crowds of students gathered with two common goals: to have their opinions challenged; and to challenge those of others.
Theatre Trip: Jane Eyre
This production of Jane Eyre at the National Theatre in London has been highly successful and will soon be going on tour around the UK. It introduced me to a new kind of theatre and has inspired me to think outside the box when performing and staging plays.
Theatre Trip: Duchess of Malfi
On Thursday the 28th of September, the English department held a trip to see ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ at the Drayton Arms Theatre. It was a simple yet striking performance with only four actors, meaning that several characters had been cut out, which was effective as it kept the drama at the forefront of the play.
Isle of Wight Geography Trip
On 25th-28th April MPW’s 24 A2 Geographers along with Paul Turner, Elizabeth Ryan and Michael McGrath packed their bags and headed to the (not so) sunny Isle of Wight, to put the theory they had learnt in the classroom into practice.
Art History Trip: Florence
The spring trip to Florence, the cradle of the renaissance, is always eagerly anticipated and this year was no exception. Once the mocks were finished we were all ready to see what we have been studying in situ.
WE Day at Wembley Arena
“I am WE”, was the chant heard bellowed from tens of thousands of young people in the SSE Arena at Wembley on Wednesday 22 March 2017. From across the country, children had come together to celebrate the charitable contributions they had made in the preceding months. It was all part of WE Day, an event that has evolved over eight years into a series of 14 stadium-sized events held across the UK, Canada, and the USA.
BMW Factory trip
MPW's Business Studies department recently took over 50 A level students round the BMW Mini plant in Oxford over two afternoons to show them the £650m investment in robotics undertaken by BMW over the last five years and the subsequent changing role of employees at the factory.
Politics trip to Parliament
On the afternoon of Monday 20 March, a party of A Level Politics students set out with their tutor to Parliament in order to observe debates in the House of Lords and the House of Commons.
Russian Revolution History Lecture
In the late afternoon of Tuesday 7th March, a small but dedicated band of A level History students and their tutors set off to the Museum of London to hear a lecture by Professor Dominic Lieven on the February Revolution in Russia to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of that event.