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“That bit extra” promotes engaging projects that has included everything from plants to pants. The Students’ Union successfully bid for the NUS Student Eats to promote a College food growing society. The College entered environmental projects in the Lloyds MFL Challenge. Don’t Spend a Wedge involved students handing out free pots and seeds and Cash4Trash raised recycling awareness highlighting items to exchange for cash. Its Chelsea Fringe entry used recycled containers to display plants in a shopping trolley to challenge the ‘take away culture’ and show how to grow your own.
Walsall College was the first winner of the Pantrepreneur Challenge, a national enterprise competition to raise awareness of Fairtrade cotton; their prize was an educational trip to India. Ethical banking is promoted to all through Walsave, the College based credit union. These activities raise the profile of individuals, the College and Walsall to a national and international level.
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