2017 Prize Giving
Each December, MPW’s Prize Giving evening is looked forward to by tutors and students alike as a fitting climax to the autumn term and this year’s event was no exception.
The Principal, John Southworth, welcomed prize winners and their parents and teachers to an occasion to celebrate the achievements of many students in the 2017 exams. John Southworth reminded everyone of the superb results of the prize winners with 40 Students gaining 3A’s or better and six students winning 20 of the nationwide CIFE prizes awarded annually.
During this great highlight of the academic year the prizes were this year awarded by the Conservative Peer Lord Grade of Yarmouth, the former Chief Executive of both Channel 4 and ITV and himself an MPW parent. In a short and entertaining speech Lord Grade reminded us, using the experiences of his own ancestors from the Ukraine in the early twentieth century, that the most important thing in life was education as it was the key to social mobility. Education, Lord Grade suggested to the audience, is the key to everything in life as knowledge gives confidence. In a short and entertaining speech he reminded us of Michelangelo’s statement as to the importance of aspiration: the greatest danger for most of us is not that we aim too high and miss but that we aim too low and reach it.
A full list of our 2017 prizewinners is posted below and photographs of the event can be found on the MPW London Facebook page.
Jinlin Fang won the MPW Art Prize.
James (JJ) Denham won the Laura Freeman GCSE Prize.
Amelia Ralston won the Martin Lailey Prize for best performance by a short retake student.
Katherine Ray won the MPW Prize for best performance by a lower-sixth student.
Allegra Lindblom and Ching Heng Choi shared the Winifred Durnford Social Science Prize.
Albert Maguire-King and Bb Prendiville shared the Huw Thomas Humanities Prize.
Oliver Steele and Zuhyoung Kim shared the Denise Callaghan Prize for best performance in Arts.
Alexia Roberts and Giorgio Piano shared the Sylvia Trott Prize for languages.
George Hammerton won the John McSkimming Medical Sciences Prize.
Kian Hedayati won the Turnaround Prize.
Chu Ying (Tiffany) Lam won the Martin Dyson Science Prize.
Harleen Dhingra and Zihao Su shared the MPW Prize for mathematics.
Nathaniel Jenkins won the MPW Prize for best performance by a one-year A level student.
Tallulah Young won the MPW A level Retake Prize.
Yuliya Guban won the International Foundation Prize.
Scarlett Murray won the CIFE Prize.
Adonis Hakkim won the Principal's Award.
The following students also achieved Principal's Commendations: