GRIT AND DETERMINATION were put to the test when dozens of pupils met in Greenhead Park to take part in an army challenge.
Teams from six high schools tested their mental and physical abilities when they battled it out in the Inter-School Challenge organised by the Duke of Wellington regiment.
Schools including Salendine Nook, Holmfirth High School, Almondbury High School and Shelley College were represented by teams of ten pupils each in the competition.
The Year Ten students, aged 14 and 15, had to complete a variety of different tasks.
An Army-style obstacle course, 50ft aerial rope slide, mountain bike obstacle, general knowledge quiz and an orienteering course around the park were some of the activities pupils took part in.
Rugby league team the Huddersfield Giants also set students a rugby skills challenge.
Sergeant Major Andy Williams, of the Dukes regiment, said: "It has been designed to give them a taste of what the Army is like and learn basic skills like map reading.
"The challenges have been designed to test their physical robustness.
"But they also had to get their thoughts together when they were tired to do the mental test too.
"It is the first time we have done this but it has gone really well. We hope to do it again."
Penistone Grammar School won the competition and was presented with a shield.
Holmfirth High School came second and Shelley College took third place.
All pupils were marked and trophies, medals and certificates were awarded.