Student John Gordon Lane, 18, from Dodworth has recently been presented with high street vouchers for his help in providing college and career advice.

He scooped the award after attending Barnsley Academy with the college’s Information Advisors, providing pupils with course information, the benefits of studying at college, the courses available and facts about college life.

John, a Level 3 Performing Art student, said: “It’s been a pleasure to help the college and visit my old school Barnsley Academy. I was grateful for the opportunity. I provided information on the transition between school and college, as I found this overwhelming myself and wanted to help others who feel the same now.”

Barnsley College Information Advisor, Amy Butterwood, added: “Choosing the right career pathway at the age of 16 can be a daunting task. To have students like John willing to provide information is brilliant as it inspires Barnsley Academy pupils who are in the same position as John was two years ago.”

Last updated: 25th January 2017

Originally posted on: 25th January 2017