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.
Keele University Field Trip
On Tuesday November 29th 2016, GCSE Science students spent the day exploring astronomy at Keele Univeristy. Students experienced a planetarium and an observatory as well as take a tour around the historic campus.
MPW Birmingham's annual magazine Greenfields is now available to download. The magazine reflects on field trips that have taken place over the last year as well as document the extra-curricular activities students have taken part in.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
To celebrate the end of the Spring term, the Art and Photography department travelled to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in West Bretton to spend a day enjoying open-air displays by some of the world’s finest sculptors.
Business Trip: A Visit to JCB Headquaters
A visit to JCB headquarters in Staffordshire gave AS Business Studies students the opportunity to see behind the scenes at one of the world's top three manufacturers of construction equipment.
Saatchi Gallery Visit
During February we took a group of enthusiastic Art, Photography and Graphics students on a research trip to the Saatchi Gallery in London to see the ‘Post Pop: East meets West’ exhibition. The show brought together artists from China, Russia, the UK and the USA to celebrate the legacy of Pop Art. The trip provided a great opportunity for students to research different cultures and ideological backgrounds from around the world and it was great to see them engaging with the exciting artwork, looking at how imagery from mass media reflects on the nature of the world we live in.
2001: A Space Odyssey
On 5 December 2014, Stanley Kubrik’s sci-fi masterpiece, 2001:A Space Odyssey, was shown at the iMax cinema at Millennium Point, Birmingham, as part of the British Film Institute’s “Sci-Fi: Days of Fears and Wonder” season.
On November 14th 2014, A Level Business Studies students took a short train journey to visit Cadbury World to explore and discover the world famous chocolate company.
Biology Trip: Who Stole the Crown Jewels?
In May, the A level Biology students spent a day at ThinkTank in Birmingham as part of their unit 5 studies. The day was based on introducing the students to some of the techniques that are vital in forensic science and then giving them hands on experience with the equipment and methods that scientists use.
AS & A2 Geography field trip: Following the River Rea
In March we took a group of six students on a Geography field trip to the River Rea to study the way in which a river develops and changes as it moves downstream. From humble beginnings at the source of the river at the Waseley Hills, we studied sites at Daffodil Park, Rea Valley Drive and Holders Lane Playing Fields before examining a final site at Cannon Hill Park which signalled the moment when the river completed its transition into a canal.