TEENAGERS are clearing an overgrown graveyard.
Twenty young people have begun work at the rundown cemetery at Milnsbridge Baptist Church.
The teenagers – who are studying at Kirklees Construction Skills Academy next door – have taken on the task of improving the graveyard.
Academy director Clinton Stringer said: “We’re using this job as work experience for the young people who are doing their level 2 construction.
“We came to an agreement with the church that we would clear the graveyard. It’s very dilapidated, it’s just got worse and worse.”
The students, aged between 14 and 16, hope to have finished the job by late November or early December.
Several businesses have donated equipment to the renovation, including Colne Valley Garden Centre, Cheap as Skips from Slaithwaite, Honley companies Homebuild and Carter’s Shovels and Paxman Landscapes, of Lepton.