TWO Barnsley College students have set up a sign language society to help better communicate with their friend.

Nathan Creber and Amberlea McNaught decided to learn British Sign Language (BSL) to better communicate with their friend Jay Robe after they noticed him on his own with his sign language tutor.

They created the BSL society which has quickly grown to more than 30 members.

Nathan, a horticulture student said: “The British Sign Language society is something I enjoy, and it has made it a lot easier to communicate with Jay.

“I’m proud to have set up the society, I have grown in confidence and developed both my public speaking and leadership skills.”

Beverley Jones, senior tutorial team leader at the college, added: “This is a marvellous and heart-warming story, where students want to get involved in making someone else’s life a little easier.

“The students will now have access to free British Sign Language training and support throughout. The society has a great mixture of students with different learning abilities and this is a great thing as it means anyone can learn BSL.”