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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.
On the evening of 5th July, we held our annual Summer Ball. The event had been hotly anticipated for a number of months and had been preceded by a frantic flurry of dress buying, tuxedo hiring and hair styling! The student body had decided to hold the ball at Edgbaston Cricket Ground; a decision that proved to be an excellent one, due to the spacious function room we had been allocated and the excellent hospitality available.
After the final exams had finished, it came to the time of year where our A2 international students were preparing to return home for the summer. They will return to the UK in September where each of them will begin life at University. To celebrate their time spent together at MPW, they attended an evening out in Edgbaston to reminisce about their time in Birmingham.
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.
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.
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.