IT was a lesson with a difference for youngsters in Kirkburton.
They got out and about in their village as part of a new study into the local geography.
And a big hit with the children from Kirkburton First School was a visit to the village police station.
They were given a tour of the station by local officers Sgt Richard Haigh and Pc Sally Baines, including a peep into the cells and the chance to see inside a police car.
The visit was part of a new Creative Curriculum launched at the school and was hailed by teaching staff as a way of getting pupils more involved in lessons.
Children from Classes 2 and 3 launched the I Spy Kirkburton project which involved a detailed study of all the amenities and facilities in the village.
They listed facilities such as shops, pubs, the health centre and the library and were then asked to choose which one they wanted to study in closer detail.
Teacher Tracey Waterhouse said: “The big two favourites were the Kirkburton Police Station and Kirkburton Middle School.
“The children wrote letters to West Yorkshire Police asking if they could have a visit to the station and were delighted when they got a reply on headed notepaper inviting them along.
“Sgt Haigh and Pc Baines showed them all around the station and explained their work in the village.
“The children were very excited and when they returned to school they immediately began writing up their experiences.
“It’s very much a case of the children directing their own learning.”