Students keep one step ahead for critically-ill children

Students and staff from Barnsley College took their studies to the streets and raised more than £800 for an NHS transport service for critically-ill children.

Donning their walking shoes were two groups of childcare learners who completed a 2.5-mile walk from the colleges Old Mill Lane campus to Worsbrough Mill.

The money raised will be given to Embrace, Yorkshire and Humber’s infant and children’s transport service.

Childcare course leader Karen Mason said: “Our link with Embrace has allowed the students to learn about the service region and the varied careers that exist within the NHS.

“This is the latest in a series of walks which students have undertaken to raise funds for the service and we are delighted to offer our support in this way.”

The two groups included level one diploma in health, social care and children and young people’s learners as well as level three childcare and education students.

Main pic: Barnsley College students head to the streets in aid of critically-ill children