PUPILS at a Keighley school are digging their latest project.

Year-three youngsters from Nessfield Primary became geologists for a day at Cliffe Castle.

They took part in a rocks and fossils workshop at the Keighley museum.

The children explored how rocks are used in making everyday objects, and sorted and classified specimens.

They also dug for fossils and then identified them.

Pupils said the project had been fun.

Lucas Halliday-Parker said: “I liked digging because I could actually find fossils and I have never found any before.”

And Keira Waterhouse said: “It was fun because I was drawing the rocks and they looked good.”

A school spokeswoman said the initiative was a huge success and she paid tribute to the pupils.

“The children were exceptional,” she said.

“They demonstrated a good knowledge of rocks and fossils and were able to build on this with experiential activities to embed the learning.

“They behaved fantastically and were keen to explore and learn new things around the whole museum.”

Cliffe Castle and other council-run museums and galleries in the district offer an extensive schools workshop programme.

For more details, visit bradfordmuseums.org.