Team work at a South Warwickshire college group leads to a national award - The Leamington Observer

Team work at a South Warwickshire college group leads to a national award

A JOINT effort by students and staff at a South Warwickshire college has led to it receiving national recognition.

WCG – formerly Warwickshire College Group – has been named the latest winner of the Royal Anniversary Trust Student Trial Prize Fund for its green-minded idea.

As a result, the college group has been given £5,000 by the Royal Anniversary Trust to bring its concept of online learning modules on sustainability and climate change to life.

WCG were one of only five winners, and the only college to be recognised by the 42-strong judging panel – comprised of representatives from colleges and universities from across the UK.

Ben Fairhurst, the staff lead on the project, said: “It’s fantastic to have won the prize and be recognised for what the college can bring to the spheres of sustainability and climate change.

“The group were committed to presenting a project with sustainability considerations at its core.

“Despite our resources being lighter than others, receiving the extra funding shows that we have a clear plan for educating future employees and students of the college about the importance of sustainability and climate change.”

Kristina Murrin, CEO at The Royal Anniversary Trust, added: “We’d like to congratulate WCG on its successful sustainability and climate change entry.

“We were thrilled by the overall quality of the entries and pleased to see such brilliant ideas being produced by the staff and students at WCG, as they try to help us tackle one of the biggest issues that is currently facing our planet.”

After winning the prize, WCG will now work with its partners at Planet Mark – a sustainability certification company – to bring the modules to fruition as early as September.

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