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.
Brindleyplace Geography Field Trip
A crucial part of the Geography A level course at MPW is getting out, meeting people and conducting face-to-face research with the people of Birmingham. Our second year A level Geography students visited Brindleyplace to discover the Birmingham public's thoughts and feelings of the recent regeneration taking place in Birmingham.
The New Art Gallery Walsall
In GCSE and A Level Art and Design students are required to visit galleries on a regular basis. One of the most interesting and eclectic collections of work in the Midlands is held at the New Art Gallery Walsall.
Model United Nations 2017
Congratulations to our debating team who attended the Model United Nations (MUN) event at Haileybury College, Hertfordshire.
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.