Seven Lincolnshire special schools are at the centre of a scheme to offer students the opportunity to live and study away from home for the first time as part of Work Skills Week.
Sixty-eight pupils aged over 16 will follow courses in subjects including building, car maintenance, drama, office work, media and catering.
The scheme will be run at Linkage College, which provides residential and day specialist further education for young adults with learning difficulties, at its Toynton campus in Spilsby.
The schools taking part are Grantham Sandon, Queens Park and St Francis Community in Lincoln, the John Fielding in Boston, Willoughby in Bourne, St Bernard's in Louth and the Garth in Spalding.
St Bernard's headteacher, Lea Mason, said: "It is an excellent and empowering opportunity for our students to experience a variety of skills.
"Every student gains in knowledge and confidence over the week, and through these activities gains skills they can then transfer across their lives." dm.