Hat trick of awards for arty Barnsley students

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Performing Arts students from Barnsley College are celebrating after winning three awards in a regional arts competition.

The Matchfit Cultural and Creative Finals 2014 was held at Yorkshire Coast College in Scarborough and saw colleges from across the Yorkshire and Humber region compete in seven categories.

Barnsley College students won first place in the dance category with a solo performance by Rebecca Nicholson.

They took second place in the musical theatre category with an extract from The Lion King, and third place in the acting category with scenes from the play The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband.

Tutor Donna Turner said: “We are so proud of our students - they were excellent ambassadors for Barnsley College at the event.

“Other colleges had staff directing their performances so the fact that all ours were student-directed adds an extra boost to an already fantastic achievement. It was a lovely event and it was great to see such quality work.”