During the festive season at Mougins School we try to encourage our students to think of those less privileged than themselves. Instead of giving out gifts to Primary School children, we ask if they can bring a gift for a sick child in hospital during this time of celebration. All the gifts will go to children with severe illnesses, in the Lenval Hospital for Children in Nice. The response to this request was very gratifying last year and we hope that, this year, even more children will show that they care.
The annual Winter Concert will be performed on 16th and 17th December and showcases the extraordinary musical talent of our students. This is a heart-warming celebration and the mulled wine offered by the Parent Teacher Association makes it even warmer.
In response to the natural disaster in the Philippines, students, staff and parents, with the support of the Parent Teacher Association, will be co-ordinating their efforts to raise money to help the victims whose lives have been devastated by the passage of the typhoon. Discussion is taking place as to the various ways in which money can be raised, but an immediate response from the students has been to organise a whole School bake sale on Friday 15th November. Also on Friday senior students from the Student Council will be in the car park before and after School in order to solicit cash donations and a collection box has been placed in the School Office.
From 29th November to 1st December Ms Jane Hart will be accompanying Form 13 A-Level students to London for a condensed weekend of Gallery visits and artistic discoveries. On Friday they will be going to the National Gallery where they will see The Portrait in Vienna Exhibition. On Saturday there will be visits to Tate Britain and the Tate Modern and on Sunday they will terminate the trip with a visit to the National Portrait Gallery and, if there is time, the Courtauld Institute to see the Durer Drawings Exhibition.
From 21st to 24th November a group of nine Form 13 students will be going to Barcelona with their teacher, Carmen. This visit is organised in conjunction with the A-Level examination based on research and the six areas being studied are: culture, environment, politics, social problems, traditions and economy.
During the trip students will be visiting a water treatment plant, attending conferences on tourism in Barcelona and other conferences relating to the six subjects. The students will also be having a cookery lesson with a Spanish chef concentrating on Mediterranean food, a subject pertaining to both traditions and culture. Naturally, the students will also be able to admire the architecture of Gaudi and visit the Sagrada Familia, as well as shop at the wonderful food market by Las Ramblas.
This trip has been organised for several years and is always very popular with students and reinforces the work they do in the classroom and helps to achieve excellent results.