MOST children have books and calculators for their lessons.
Not so youngsters in Elm Class at Slaithwaite CE J & I School.
They enjoyed making Indian tapestries, packing for a holiday flight to the sub continent and tasting a genuine Asian meal.
The 30 children, aged from eight to 10, are studying India as a project for this term.
And the highlight came yesterday when chefs and waiters at the Monsoon restaurant in Slaithwaite gave their services for free and cooked a three-course meal for the kids.
They served up onion bhajis, samosas, curries, rice and naan breads – after giving the youngsters some expert tips on spices and flavourings.
Teacher Aidan Blackburn said: “The kids really loved it.
“We have tried to incorporate India in all our lessons, and the meal was the highlight.
“The kids were full of questions about the spices used in the cooking.
“We also had them doing a maths lesson by weighing out their bags as if they were going to fly to India, and making Indian tapestries in a craft lesson.”