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.
Art Review of the Year
It has been a busy year in the art studio this year, with a record number of students enrolling on GCSE and A Level art courses. The course has seen a variety of approaches to coursework and exam projects which include oil paintings, moving image, ceramic sculptures, wildlife photography and painterly animation.
This year has been a productive one for the AS photography group with students visiting a variety of locations including Pakistan, China and Mount Snowdon. We chat to photography student Anna Moulin about her love of the camera, foxes and Mount Snowdon.
Describe your relationship with your camera
My camera is everything to me.
Every Tuesday afternoon, many of our students head off to the Doug Ellis Sports Centre to take part in various sports activities. While back at the college projectors are warmed up and popcorn is put in the microwave in anticipation of Cinema Club. Cinema Club is a weekly event run by A2 student Muhammad Shah. We caught up with Muhammad to discuss the films he picked for the MPW audience this year as well as some of the movies he is looking forward to in the coming months.
Sport 2012/2013: Football
After a season of mixed results in the 2011/2012 football season, this year, MPW Birmingham have finished the season undefeated. Tricky away fixtures against MPW Cambridge and Bath Academy have inspired exceptional defensive performances from the team, whilst the matches played at home allowed our creative players to express themselves going forward.
This year has seen the launch of Running Club at MPW Birmingham. Here at the college we are aware that a healthy body can make a healthy mind. Organised by A2 student Jenny Musgrave, the club takes place once a week and makes full use of the colleges location by using Birmingham University as its route.
The second project organised by our Envision group this academic year was the Comic Relief fundraising day. After much debate, it was decided that a fancy dress theme would be the best way of getting the maximum number of people involved, so on red nose day, students and staff alike donned their costumes and headed into college.
Model United Nations 2013
On Friday, 22nd March, a group of 10 students from MPW Birmingham joined over 600 delegates to take part in Haileybury Model United Nations (MUN), the largest MUN gathering in the UK.
The delegates and around 100 accompanying staff came from 40 schools in seven countries from four continents to participate, and included delegations from Saudi Arabia, Italy and USA.
Climbing to New Heights!
In January, as part our enrichment programme, a group of students made the short journey over to our local climbing centre to try their hand at rock climbing. Only a few of the students had tried it before, so there was a degree of excitement, anticipation and probably fear amongst them!
After the obligatory safety talk (where we were reassured that we were safe as long as we follow the rules) we had our harnesses put on us and were let loose on the various climbing walls.
Envision Project 2012-13: Red Hand Day for Child Soldiers
This academic year saw the first group of students from MPW Birmingham work with the Envision organisation to carry out an awareness raising campaign in relation to the plight of child soldiers around the globe.
Envision is a national organisation that aims to bring young people together with volunteers to identify issues that matter to them. The young people and volunteers then work together to develop their ideas and ultimately seek to raise awareness of them amongst their local community.