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.
Model United Nations 2014
MPW Birmingham attends the annual Model United Nations (MUN) attended by some 700 students. MUN is an international phenomenon. Run by the various United Nations Associations (UNA) across the world, it offers students, from age eleven upwards, the chance to be a delegate at an ‘as real’ General Assembly.
Schools and colleges are given one or more countries to represent at their chosen MUN event. Delegates then prepare to appear at one of a variety of committees, which mirror those sitting at the real UN, including Ecology and Environment, Human Rights and Disarmament.
Debating at MPW
Debating is widely recognised as an excellent preparation for the critical thinking skills required at A level, university and for the presentations often required in interviews. As part of Enrichment this year, room G2 has echoed to the sounds of lively debates, ranging from what students would do if “I ruled the world” through to population controls and equality in developing nations, all great preparation for our English Speaking Union and Model United Nations events.
IKON Gallery and The New Art Gallery in Walsall
This year, A Level and GCSE art and design students were handed their final exam papers outside the IKON gallery in Birmingham, which is a stone’s throw away from the college.
This was an exciting time for everyone as each student started the process of exploring a chosen theme in a gallery. This is a process that lasts right up until the portfolio deadline at the end of the academic year.
During December, international students experienced their first ballet performance. Everyone had a very enjoyable and memorable time while attending the Nutcracker at Birmingham’s Hippodrome theatre. The Nutcracker features a score by Tchaikovsky and is set during a family Christmas, which made it especially appropriate for our winter trip.
MPW Birmingham’s Nominated Charity - Edwards Trust
During the course of the year, the students and staff at MPW Birmingham decided to look for ways to support our local charity, Edward’s Trust and ultimately decided that the best way to do this would be to have them as our nominated charity. This has meant that where possible, staff and student fundraising activities have been focussed on this very worthy cause. This has manifested itself on a number of levels and has led to a number of activities occurring.
Sports Dinner 2013
On May 28th 2013 the MPW football squad attended a celebration meal at the Blue Piano restaurant in Edgbaston to celebrate the season’s achievements. As well as reflect on the success and the struggles of the season gone by, awards were handed out to the Player of the Season and the Players’ Player of the Season.
The Summer Ball 2013
On the evening of 5th July, we held our annual Summer Ball. The event had been hotly anticipated for a number of months and had been preceded by a frantic flurry of dress buying, tuxedo hiring and hair styling! The student body had decided to hold the ball at Edgbaston Cricket Ground; a decision that proved to be an excellent one, due to the spacious function room we had been allocated and the excellent hospitality available.
MPW Birmingham Gap Year Report: Roxanne Sweeney in South America
After completing her A level studies at MPW Birmingham and securing grades A*AA, Roxanne decided to take a year out before embarking on studying at university. Her plans took her around the world and gave her exposure to some fantastic experiences, some of which she shares with us here.
International Student Farewell
After the final exams had finished, it came to the time of year where our A2 international students were preparing to return home for the summer. They will return to the UK in September where each of them will begin life at University. To celebrate their time spent together at MPW, they attended an evening out in Edgbaston to reminisce about their time in Birmingham.