AS Drama students have been working to hone their acting skills this term and as part of their efforts, they performed extracts from Chekhov’s The Seagull for an audience in the theatre for the first time at the start of November. This gave the group an opportunity to put into practice the techniques they have been learning as well as becoming accustomed to being on stage and in front of an audience.
A varied programme of events in London filled a fun-packed two days for our GCSE students. They visited the National Theatre, the Tower of London, Greenwich Royal Observatory and the School of Rock musical.
On Tuesday 31st October our overseas students celebrated Halloween by attending a Halloween Party organised by International Officer Ryan Moran in partnership with the student accommodation team next door.
MPW Birmingham’s undefeated start to the season continued with a 3-2 victory in the MPW Challenge Trophy against MPW Cambridge.
This production of Jane Eyre at the National Theatre in London has been highly successful and will soon be going on tour around the UK. It introduced me to a new kind of theatre and has inspired me to think outside the box when performing and staging plays.
In a local derby with one of our Edgbaston rivals, the MPW Birmingham football team recorded a 10 – 1 victory over St Georges.
On the second Friday of term, the college invited the Young Film Academy to spend a day with year 12. This organisation helps young film makers to achieve their dreams. The day was split into two parts: the morning was all about learning and practice; and the afternoon was when we really got to work.
Joe Willmott reports on the annual football match between MPW Cambridge and MPW Birmingham which took place on October 10th 2017
Each year, the World Mental Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Awareness Day on October 10th. The event attempts to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and where possible show support for those suffering with mental health problems.
With the help of MPW's travel scholarship I was able to travel to South America, specifically the countries of Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru.
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