Pupils at Three Ways School learnt how to deal with emergency situations during a hands-on workshop at Bath Fire Station.
The young people, aged 16 to 19, spent the day taking part in role play scenarios.
They learnt how to manage a chip pan fire, what to do if you're in a fire, and how to deal with different types of fires.
Three Ways School, on Frome Road, caters for children with special educational needs.
The day was part of a program that the school's sixth form is developing to give young people the skills and experience they need to live independently.
Class teacher Kirsten Hafford said: "Our pupils had a fantastic time.
"It was great that the activities were all practical, and will be really helpful for independent living.
"We have several students who sometimes experience fear of emergency services, and the activities and general contact today helped them feel less fearful."
Three Ways School is looking to expand its work experience placements. Please contact Lucy Beattie or Lesley Kinver on (01225) 838070 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org