A valuable lesson in the world of work was learnt by a handful of students from Dinnington High School.
Over the last few weeks youngsters have been busily working alongside Willmott Dixon to refurbish the toilets at the Dinnington Resource Centre.
This fantastic project has been an invaluable experience for the students who have an interest in working in construction in the future.
The work carried out by the students, with the guidance and expertise of Willmott Dixon, has consisted of stripping out the existing facilities and the installation of new toilets, sinks, tiles, flooring and decoration.
Students were not only involved as trades people with responsibility for physically refurbishing the toilets but were also integral in the planning phase as project managers, commercial managers, health and safety advisors, site supervisors and customer liaison officers.
During all this they worked closely with professional mentors from Willmott Dixon.
An official opening ceremony of the toilet refurbishment was recently carried out and attended by the deputy mayor of Rotherham and consort, Councillor Eve Rose Keenan.
Also in attendance were Dinnington councillors Ian Finnie and Jeanette Mallinder.
A spokesman for the school said: “It was a brilliant occasion where all the students who took part in this amazing project were recognised for their hard work and dedication with a certificate.
“This was presented to them by the deputy mayor on behalf of Willmott Dixon.”
The Dinnington High School students who took part were: Jack Handforth, Courtney Wright, Bailey Pearson, Leah Frew, Rheanna Allsopp, Ryan Gilbert, Natasha Fairbank, Josh Fish, Sam Timms, Josh Coupe, Will Smith, Dylan Kane, Gracey Mills, Cody Pearson, Jamie Foster, and Lara Mayers.