College apprentices get a glimpse of the big time

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Three Barnsley College students undertook work experience at boyband One Direction’s final concerts before their ‘hiatus’.

Danielle Utley, aged 17, Dylan Greene, 19 and James Skiffington, 20, all technical theatre apprentices, helped to put up the stage at Sheffield Arena last month, and pitched in with lighting and sound. The opportunity arose through the Backstage Academy, which runs degree courses in live events.