ART and design students have teamed up with graphic design pupils to champion sustainability in Winsford.

Students from Warrington and Vale Royal College’s Warrington and Winsford campuses joined forces to raise awareness of this important issue in a digital exhibition showcased by Cine-Window, with a particular focus on: ‘Think global, act local’.

Cine-Window is an exhibition space located in the heart of Winsford.

The college has previously worked in partnership with the organisation and were delighted to be presented with the opportunity to collaborate again this year. 

A representative from Cine-window said: “The students responded with enthusiasm to the brief and have experimented with photography, motion graphics, installation and illustration to create a series of short films that explore ideas of sustainability.

“Cine-window Winsford is committed to providing a platform for local individuals and organisations to share their creativity, and we hope to continue this partnership with the college in the future.”

Laura Hayes, HND graphic design student at the college, created a campaign titled ‘Do Your Bite’ which focused on replacing meat products with plant-based alternatives.

Not only has the animation been exhibited by Cine-window, but it has also been used by the NHS earlier in the year to promote healthy lifestyles.

Laura, who is progressing on to the University of Chester, said: “This has been a fun and insightful project that I will remember in years to come.”

Sarah Boniface, HND applied arts student at the college, created a completely carbon neutral project to raise awareness of the issues caused by mass-consumption.

She constructed a fully immersive installation made entirely from items purchased from charity shops.

She said: “The project stretched me as an artist and caused me to consider my artistic practice and the impact it has on the environment.

“I came to realise that art can give back much more than it takes, not only through natural resources, but also through creating public awareness."

Ellie Strowger, subject leader for media, games and graphics, said: “The students thoroughly enjoyed this collaborative project and produced incredibly interesting and thoughtful responses.

“The project allowed them to consider the meaning of sustainability and reflect on how their own actions and habits impact the world.”