PUPILS from three junior schools - Moor End and Dryclough, both at Crosland Moor, and Mount Pleasant, Lockwood - took part in a design day at Moor End Technology College.
The college pupils teamed up with children from the feeder schools to design and produce product packaging.
They worked in mixed groups to design and produce packaging suitable to hold chocolates, a computer game, a rugby ball or flowers for home delivery.
Some of the pupils are pictured with their finished products.
The students worked on the project for the whole day and remained with their groups through breaks and lunchtime. The event was a challenge day, staged as part of the Excellence in Cities initiative.
It was also part of a technology week for students.
During the week, pupils visited the Manchester Museum of Science and Technology, as part of a project celebrating the centenary of the first powered flight by the Wright Brothers.
The pupils spent several days building kites, rockets and other flying machines.
The projects also involved art, design technology, numeracy, literacy and computers.