THE Mayor of Barnsley paid a visit to the college recently to take part in an employment engagement initiative.

Dubbed ‘Talent United’, the scheme aims to bridge the gap between education and employment, by working with the local community and providing students with meaningful employer engagements.

Byron Highton, an anti-knife crime ambassador, spoke on the day about his personal journey into stopping knife crime across the country.

The Mayor of Barnsley, Coun Mick Stowe, said: “The session by Byron was massively impactful – it’s great to see he has turned the negativity he has experienced into a positive outlet by coming to the college to share his story and deliver it with so much passion.

“Topical subjects like knife crime are so important for young people to be educated on – this session should be watched by everyone to see the shocking effects of knife crime and eradicate knife crime from our society.”