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.
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.
Classics Trip: Learning more about Virgil
In February, the students who are studying Classical Civilisation at A2 level went to a day of lectures given by Russell Group university experts on the unit ‘Virgil and the World of the Hero’.
Sir Christopher Ricks on The Poetry of Bob Dylan
On Thursday 12th January a group of MPW tutors accompanied English Literature students, mostly from our Gifted and Talented cohort, to a special evening event at the New College of the Humanities in Bedford Square. The academic Sir Christopher Ricks gave a fascinating and entertaining talk about Dylan and poetry
RSC: The Tempest
On a bright but cold January morning, students studying The Tempest were taken up to Stratford by coach. What follows are my observations on the production they saw (by Richard Martin, Head of English).
GCSE trip to the Roman Baths
In December, the History department took the IGCSE and the Year 10 History classes on a trip to Bath to see the Roman bath complex and the museum. The students particularly enjoyed talking to the characters who were in costume. These were based on real people who lived and worked at Aquae Sulis 2000 years ago and whose lives were reconstructed from the evidence found at the site. The evidence reveals a diverse and multi-cultural society with people from all over the empire.