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Once again, December heralded our annual prize giving event at the college. As always with prize giving, it is a fantastic opportunity to meet students after their first term at university and see the progress they have made. There is no doubt that the students always find their first term challenging, but always comment on how their A level studies have helped them to prepare for this. It is also a great chance to formally share the achievements of the students with parents and friends as well as colleagues.
MPW students and staff have raised funds for a number of good causes during the Autumn Term. The Christmas Carol Service included a collection that raised a total of over £620 for the excellent Kids Company, a charity founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996 to provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children.
MPW college awards a number of prizes in recognition of academic achievement. Last year’s prize winners include: Bank of England Competition Jointly awarded to: Van Nguyen Continuing at MPW studying A2; place at London School of Economics (Management) and Sebastian Cubbon
Not much fun being a rabbit, just in case you hadn’t noticed. Spend most of our time either being shot at and then stuck in a stew or what not. Or being told how truly ‘cute’ and ‘cuddly’ we are. Even got this in French a couple of Fridays ago. Wouldn’t look so ‘adorable’ if I stuck my carrot in your eye, would I ‘cheri’??
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.
Since 1994, National Poetry Day has engaged millions of people with poetry through a range of live events and web-based activities for people young and old throughout the country. To celebrate verse and encourage students to demonstrate their poetic flair, MPW Library decided to launch their first college-wide poetry writing competition in autumn 2013. The event attracted entries from all corners of the college, from Year-10 students to staff members.
Social media has become an essential part of our lives.
On Thursday 10th October MPW Sports Ambassador Paula Radcliffe MBE delivered a presentation to the GCSE and A-level students here at Cambridge.
As marathon world record holder for an astonishing ten years running, Paula Radcliffe knows a lot about aiming high. Alongside her sporting commitments, she also passed her A levels and went on to achieve a first-class honours degree from Loughborough University. We were honoured that she was kind enough to share some of her experiences and speak to our A level students about the determination, motivation and organisation that have enabled her to succeed and how they can achieve their goals in lives with these qualities.
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