ALMONDBURY students enjoyed a bumper day at a Huddersfield car dealership.

The group of Almondbury High School pupils gained an insight into the motor industry with a visit to Polar Ford on St Andrews Road.

The aim was to give them a chance to learn about career opportunities available.

The students learnt about the roles and functions of working in new and used car sales before enjoying a tour of the service and after-sales departments.

The dealership also showed off their latest models with a demonstration of Active Park Assist – where a Ford Focus parks itself at the touch of a button.

Headteacher at Almondbury High School, Janet Tolley said: “The visit was fantastic.

“The students really enjoyed touring the Polar Ford dealership and witnessing all the different career paths on offer.

“Meeting the staff at Polar Ford and experiencing a working dealership was really inspiring for our students and I know they gained a lot from the opportunity.

“It was a great chance for the students to learn more about the industry first hand and I would like to thank Polar Ford for their hospitality and sharing this event with us during a particular busy time for them.”

General manager at Polar Ford Mark Knapton said: “I am very glad the students enjoyed their time here.

“It was a pleasure to have them visit the dealership and I hope they took as much from the visit as possible.

“We enjoy taking an active role in the local community and supporting the development of young people.”

The visit was part of the Institute of the Motor Industry’s (IMI) ‘Headlight’ programme, which is designed to encourage young people to consider a career in the motor industry.

Polar Ford recently partnered with the programme and has been inviting local schools registered with the scheme to come and tour its dealerships across London.

For more information about the IMI ‘Headlight’ campaign please visit