REPRESENTATIVES from the British Army spoke with Barnsley College’s travel and tourism students this week.

Students took part in a range of virtual activities that centred around problem-solving and teamwork.

They also heard from representatives from the army through presentations that discussed how to build a base and how to spot fake news.

Students were given an insight into the daily life of a soldier as well as guidance on job opportunities within the army.

Chris Pearson, public services tutor, said: “Many of our public services students are interested in joining the armed forces so this provided an opportunity for them to experience what is required.

“This was a great chance for students to find out about the range of careers in the army and the public services sector.

“They’ve developed problem-solving and communication skills, which will benefit them in college and employment.

“The college is committed to transforming the lives of all its students and we aim to provide the highest quality provision possible.

“This helps to raise our students’ aspirations and provide opportunities for them to achieve their full potential.”