YEAR 10 students from a Leeds school visited a Huddersfield building site.
Fourteen students from Roundhay School Technology College travelled from Leeds as part of a pilot scheme for a GCSE course in construction and the built environment.
The trip to the site at Primrose Hill was arranged by the Leeds office of project and cost consultants Faithful and Gould.
The Rounday school was one of the first schools in West Yorkshire to test the qualification.
Brian Stevens, a design rechnology teacher at the school said:
"We have found it invaluable to involve external business in the GCSE pilot scheme.
"Doing so brings a sense of reality to the course and also forges good links between the school and commercial enterprises.
"All the students have been able to take something from the site visit. We hope it will result in some of them entering a building career."