HOLME VALLEY youngsters are rolling up their sleeves to organise their own conference - thanks to a £2,000 boost.
More than 200 Year 6 pupils from primary schools across the valley are to work together to arrange a healthy eating conference to highlight issues including health, obesity and exercise.
The event, paid for by the BT Schools Award, will give youngsters the chance to develop their communication and citizenship skills.
They will be responsible for organising a venue, arranging speakers and providing food for the conference, expected to be held in June.
The project, incorporating 11 primary schools in the area, was chosen by BT to receive £2,000 for encouraging pupils to develop their speaking and listening skills.
Holme Junior and Infant School, which applied for the award on behalf of the other schools, was one of 240 winners picked from more than 940 entries.
BT education programme manager Dave Hancock said:
"Hopefully, by taking part in the awards both teachers and pupils will become more actively involved in their communities and make a difference."
Holme Junior and Infant head Jenny Lewis said:
"We have never done anything like this before."