A PERFORMING arts student has been chosen as one of two performers nation-wide to sing at a top conference.

Barnsley College student Beth Swain was invited to sing at the Association of Colleges’ Annual Conference in Birmingham.

The conference is hosted and attended by top TV presenters, industry experts and representatives from colleges across the country and is the biggest national event in further education.

Beth was chosen after the conference sent out a nation-wide call searching for student performers.

Aged three, Beth first started attending performing arts classes, and later began her level three performing arts studies in 2017.

She plans to continue studying to reach her future goal of breaking into the musical theatre industry. Beth is well on her way to reaching her goal after a successful application to Bird College in London, and she is now preparing to progress on to one of the leading performing arts schools in the country once she completes her current studies.

“We are tremendously proud of Beth for her hard work and commitment to musical theatre and being chosen to perform at the AoC conference,” said performing arts course leader at Barnsley College, Donna Turner.

“We are sure that she is destined for big things and see the bright lights of the West End in her future.

“This April, Beth will be performing in her last show at Barnsley College, Seussical the Musical, playing the central role of Jojo who gets into a wide range of adventures with the Cat in the Hat.”