BARNSLEY college won gold at a national awards ceremony for their work to bring popular artwork to the college.

The college's marketing, communications, and PR team won the Gold FE First Award in the events management category for their work to host a to-scale replica of the Earth.

Last year the college hosted Gaia, created by artist Luke Jerram.

Gaia measured seven metres in diameter and was a replica of the Earth in miniature.

The artwork attracted almost 5,000 visitors to the college and the award was given for the execution of the event.

Yiannis Koursis, principal and chief executive of Barnsley College, said: “We are very proud that our marketing, communications and PR team has won gold at these prestigious awards.

“Our students are leading us in understanding what our responsibilities to our planet are and what that responsibility should look like. Gaia placed that understanding front and centre in our College community whilst enabling us to share the magic of the experience with Barnsley, as part of Barnsley Bright Lights programme.”