Towards the end of the summer term, the MPW Art Exhibition private view took place and this year there was, as usual, a fantastic range of work to see. All areas of the art department were on display and these included textiles, ceramics and ambitiously staged photography, along with a comprehensive range of painting and drawing.
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.
The MPW Silver assessment expedition was a fun and adventurous journey following the South Downs Link from Guildford to Brighton. For the purpose of the assessment, our team of five cyclists had to demonstrate self-sufficiency by riding at least five hours a day for three days, applying our camp craft training to put up tents and cook food and also by carrying all own gear. Using our orienteering skills and maps, we also had to find our own way through many different villages and unsigned roads. Luckily, the only problems we had were riding in wet weather on the last day and a tyre puncture on our second day.
Handed rucksacks, sleeping bags, roll mats and trangias the group of Year-10 boys all looked blankly back. What had they let themselves in for? And so the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award training and assessment expedition began. With some trepidation and nervous laughter we met at Epic HQ for a 9am start (for most of them anyway) to begin our five days away in the outback, more commonly known as the South Downs.
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.
Find out what it's really like to study at MPW Birmingham. Thanks to all our former and current students who contributed, you guys say it better than we ever could.
This video gives you an overview about the college, the teaching method and the pastoral support system employed by MPW Cambridge.
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.
“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.
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.
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