HONLEY High School has launched a new initiative to prepare students for the next phase of life.
The Tool Kit for Life programme aims to help pupils become more independent, in preparation for leaving school this summer.
During the year, students have made hand-carved stools, garden frames for winter planting, fencing panels and a wooden compost bin from recycled pallets.
They have also cultivated a small piece of land and planted onion sets and a range of bulbs.
Each mini project relates directly to an AQA exam board unit and students received a certificate of accreditation highlighting their new skills.
Programme organiser and technology teacher Paul Nuttall said: “The students are doing really well in Tool Kit for Life, most have achieved three AQA units already and are working towards their next one.
“All the kids seem to be genuinely enjoying the projects and turn up eager to get on with their work each lesson. I think the main advantage to a more vocational-based education is how inclusive it can be.
“The Tool Kit for Life gives students a chance to succeed in school and be proud of what they’ve done”.
Later this year, the students will harvest their plants and sell them to raise money for charity.