CAMPAIGNING pupils hope to turn a former old people's home overlooking their school into a youth club or student flats.
Youngsters at Stile Common Junior School are calling for urgent action over Castle Grange in Ing Lane, Newsome.
The premises have been falling into disrepair since the building closed in 2001.
School council members Chloe Armitage, Jack Wilczynski, Rehanna Regan, Louisa Degale, Jack Moore and Jason Bottomley went to check out the empty old people's home.
The 12-strong pupil council has written to Kirklees Council's deputy leader, Clr John Smithson, with their ideas for breathing life back into the premises.
Pupils have seen vandals running on the building's roof and windows have been smashed.
Castle Grange was built in 1968 but shut in a shake-up of social services. Clr Smithson plans to meet the student council to discuss the options.
Eight-year-old Chloe said: "We actually wanted to turn it into a youth club or student houses - or even back into an old people's home."
Kaine Lalli, aged 10, asked why the school could not expand into the premises. "We wanted to put in separate classrooms," she said.
Eight-year-old Michael Starkey said: "We feel it's our responsibility to do it. We have to do it for the school."
He also wanted tighter security set up, to stop people playing on the building.
Accompanying their letters to Kirklees Council were photos of grot-spots around the premises.
Louisa, nine, said: "In the kitchen they have still got lots of equipment."
Two years ago, a scheme was discussed to turn the building into a base for community groups.