Over three days, Year 9 students at Newent Community School were given the opportunity to meet and engage with the local business community.

Two Rivers Housing hosted the event for the fourth consecutive year, and the students were divided into groups to give the insight into the various tasks and roles.

The students also visited other local businesses, "to given them an understanding of the workplace".

Sue Lawrance, school spokesman, said the students developed better teamwork and communications skills.