College plans celebration day

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Actor Shaun Dooley and DJ Simon Hirst will lead the celebrations as Barnsley College opens its doors to the community on Thursday, May 31 to mark the official opening of the Old Mill Lane site and Urban Park.

A host of daytime activities, events, workshops and performances will take place from noon.

There will also be the opportunity to take a tour of the building and enjoy a variety of free games and attractions.

A balloon launch will be led by Barnsley-born Shaun, star of Great Expectations, Benidorm and The Woman in Black.

The events mark the completion of the campus after nine years of planning and construction. Tourism students will lead the building tours and design students wiil offer craft sessions.