A VILLAGE school's new play area has won the seal of approval from pupils.
These reception and nursery children from Kaye's First and Nursery School in Clayton West say they are delighted with their new space.
The youngest children in school can now do much of their learning outside - if the weather allows it!
Older children have a new, level ball court, so that they can polish their netball and football skills.
The school's governors have also invested in fencing to stop vandalism that has occurred in recent years.
Head teacher Mrs Lesley Butcher said: "The existing ball court has stood for the last hundred years.
"Thanks to the vision of the governors, the children now have an area fit to encourage imaginative play and co-operation."
She thanked Kirklees Council architect Mark Bullen for his "innovative" direction of the project. She added that the aim now was to develop the school's wildlife area.