Activities & Sports
At MPW, we organise social and physical activities all year round providing our students a fun and relaxed environment to help them stay healthy, interact with peers who share common interests, enhance leadership skills and prepare for the future.
We believe studies are just part of the student experience; we encourage our students to take part in the social events ranging from raising awareness through a charity campaign, joining a debating session or simply stretching their legs and arms at the local climbing centre.
Students who love sport will have plenty of opportunity to meet up with likeminded friends – or make new ones through a large variety of sports clubs here at MPW.
Frankfurt Christmas Market
Each year, the GCSE students take a short walk into Birmingham City Centre to explore and experience the Frankfurt German Market.
University Support Programme
Once the AS exams have finished, students are usually ready to relax after a year of hard work; however there is still a little more for them to do before they can fully enjoy the summer break. In the final few weeks of term we ensure that the students are fully prepared for the challenges related to applying for university through UCAS.
Art and Media Exhibition
To celebrate the outstanding art, photography and media work created by MPW students this year, an art and media exhibition was held. Parents, students and tutors were invited to view the work and discuss their interpretations of the work on show.
“This year’s art and design students have shown great commitment to their work which is reflected in the high quality pieces that are on show this evening.
Inside the Study Centre with David Wake
The Study Centre is the most important room in the college. MPW students sit weekly timed assignments in each subject so that progress is checked and developed.
All tests take place in the Study Centre which is managed by David Wake. We discuss the benefits of timed assignments and the importance of a study focused environment within the college.
Running with Alex Moran
After the launch of Running Club last year, jogging around the grand setting of Birmingham University once a week has become a common occurrence for many of the MPW Students. This year AS student and aspiring Lawyer, Alex Moran has been the figurehead for Running Club which he has developed into Half Marathon Club! He tells us about his experience of running and how he balances his passion with studying at MPW.
Breakfast Club – Fit to work; focussed to succeed!
“Come to the BBC!” was the rallying cry on the morning of Tuesday, June 4th. Was this an opportunity to be famous on television? No, but it was something just as good – an invitation to “Bridget’s Breakfast Club”
Breakfast club has started to become something of a regular feature at MPW Birmingham and has been intended to give students a healthy start to the day when they are having exams.
Sports Dinner 2014
Bill Shankley the legendary Liverpool manager famously stated: “Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.”
As an intelligent man it’s most likely the case that Shankley was not being entirely serious when he spoke these words. None the less, the sentiments expressed by Shankley hint at how important it is to keep our affairs in perspective. Enrichment activities form an important part of student life at MPW and the College football team is often a fine showpiece for us.
With the academic year drawing to a close, we dropped into a PSHE lesson to ask Year 11 students Tajasvi, Charis and Zahra to interview each other about their MPW experience.
Charis - What’s your favourite lesson? Why?
My favourite lesson is English. Having been born in the Netherlands, I have always been keen to develop my knowledge of English.
Extra-curricular Project - WORLD CUP HENRY V
It’s nice to do something to promote the BBC charity telethons. Sport Relief came at a very busy time for the college, so we decided to do a pre-shot video to help spread the word through social media, as our contribution.
MPW connects Media Studies students to actors in Birmingham, and the contact led to the idea of making a Sport Relief video in which Shakespeare’s Henry V is re-imagined as the manager of a football team.