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.
The Friendly Spider Programme
Psychology students visited London Zoo, exploring reptile and insect enclosures as well as learning more about phobias and the physical therapies covered in the A level course. By the end of the day, and following group hypnosis, some were brave enough to hold a tarantula!
Firenze: Un Vero Piacere!
A level Art History and English Literature students squeezed a lot in during their visit to the Italian Renaissance capital over the Easter break.
Students recently visited the National Theatre to watch a production of Macbeth. This production has been controversially received with most of the broadsheet reviews giving two stars: “Is this a dud which I see before me?” (Dominic Cavendish). Consequently, my students and myself were expecting a quirky rather weak production and were surprised at some of the performance’s strengths.
Theatre trip: the Duchess of Malfi
A production likely to live in the minds of the MPW students. Certainly as we re-grouped at the end of the performance it was clear from conversations that this was a production that had delivered for them.
A Mini adventure at the BMW factory
Eight groups of lower sixth Business and Accounting students toured the BMW Mini plant in Oxford earlier this year, enjoying a half day out together with class mates as well as a chance to see mass customisation and successful high value manufacturing in practice.
What have the Romans ever done for us?
With this question in mind, GCSE History and Classics students set off from Paddington on a beautiful but very cold day to visit the baths built by the Romans in the first century AD and see what we could learn about Romans, baths and other things.
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.