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.
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.
Anna Farquharson has just completed a one-year A level course in English Literature at MPW Birmingham and will be studying English Literature and Philosophy at University next year. Anna
is already an accomplished poet; here we share just a few of our favourite pieces that Anna has written:
English Creative Writing
For their GCSE examination, one of the writing tasks that students are often asked to do is to recount and reflect on an experience for example Write about a time when you, or someone you know, needed help.
As part of their preparation, the Year 11 GCSE group were given an introduction and reflection on an experience which had happened to their English teacher and had to write, in thirty minutes, an account of the event itself.
Interview with Bridget Hutchings
Bridget joined MPW in September 2012 as our Director of Teaching and Learning and has already become a firm favourite with students and staff alike. I managed to get hold of Bridget for five minutes just before the end of term to find out a little more about her and how her first year at the college had gone.