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Former Barnsley College Public Services student claims prestigious Public Services Award

Alanna Barron with Frank Johnston

Former @BarnsleyCollege Public Services student Alanna Barron has been recognised for her achievements at a celebratory award ceremony.

The prestigious Johnston Award, sponsored by former Barnsley College Chair of Governors Frank Johnston, was presented to Alanna Barron, a former Level 3 Public Services student, who impressed Mr Johnston with her dedication and enthusiasm for the course and achieving her goal of being accepted into the Royal Air Force.

Alanna said: “I’m really pleased to have won the award and I was proud to be recognised for my achievements both in College and joining the Royal Air Force. I loved my time at College. My tutors have been extremely helpful and have worked with me to identify the steps on my journey towards my goal of joining the RAF.”

The College’s former Chair of Governors Frank Johnston has continued his links with the College by sponsoring the award. Having been brought up in a military family, Frank served in the Merchant Navy, followed by ten years service in the Royal Air Force. He also spent 15 years in the Royal Hong Kong Police as an Inspectorate Officer. Since settling in Barnsley, Frank has been committed to the voluntary sector, was Chairman of the Citizens Advice Bureau and served as a governor of the College for ten years.

Frank Johnston added: “Alanna is an impressive young lady whose overall performance makes her a worthy winner of this award. I wish to publicly congratulate her on winning the award. I am sure that she will have a successful career in the Royal Air Force and will be a credit to the community which she will serve.”


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