IT was party time at a very special school in Huddersfield.
Turnshaws School, Kirkburton, was celebrating something of a first.
As we reported in yesterday's Examiner, it is the first special school in the country to achieve an Investor in Pupils award.
Sports stars joined children at the school along with teaching and support staff and health workers to celebrate the award.
The accolade recognises good practice in schools.
"The pupils are fantastic and have a lot of complex needs. Our staff are talented and work very hard to meet those needs," said headteacher Sally Joy.
"The teaching staff, support assistants and health staff all form a real team and we all work together to help the children find out about us and our different roles."
The school has 54 pupils who have profound learning or physical disabilities. Many have challenging behaviour.
IIP assessor Yolande Hugo attended the celebrations along with Huddersfield Town player Andy Booth and Chris Nero, Paul Riley and Jonathan Wilkinson from Huddersfield Giants.
In 2002 Turnshaws was described as an "excellent school" by Ofsted inspectors.