STUDENTS from Salendine Nook High School had a VIP lesson today - chatting to American First Lady Laura Bush and Cherie Blair.
The nine youngsters travelled to Downing Street to entertain Mrs Bush and Mrs Blair as part of the state visit to Britain by US President George W Bush.
And as their two husbands discussed world affairs, the women were entertained by schoolchildren performing extracts from Shakespeare's Macbeth.
The Salendine Nook High pupils and teacher Mrs Jill Taaffe travelled to 10 Downing Street.
They were among pupils from just three secondary schools chosen to demonstrate their talents.
Head teacher Christine Spencer said: "The whole school is thrilled and excited.
"The nine students and staff who travelled to London are representing the whole school. The pupils worked hard and deserve this accolade."
The pupils performed the banquet scene and the return to the Weird Sisters (three witches).
They were selected after they showcased their skills in October at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, during the Shakespeare Schools Festival.
The performance at No 10 lasted 35 minutes, followed by a 15-minute break for the cast and teachers to speak to members of their prestigious audience.