Children at Copthorne Primary in Bradford have been taking part in a project to introduce them to different animals. It's because young people from urban areas often don't get the chance to visit the countryside.
The owner of two ponies who have been taken to visit pupils at a Bradford school says she thinks it was as strange for the animals being in there as it was for the children meeting them. Susan Dunne is hoping to take Spot and Alfie to meet more school pupils who have never seen such animals before.
Copthorne Primary's Head of School Christabel Shepherd says her children enjoyed meeting two ponies for the first time. Their school was chosen to get a visit from the animals at the start of a project to introduce classes to animals they haven't met before, something she thinks is very important.
Children at Copthorne Primary in Bradford got a surprise when two ponies were led into their classrooms during morning lessons. It is the first time they have been taken into a school as part of a project to introduce children to the animals. We asked some pupils what they thought of the animals:
A former primary school teacher has started taking two ponies into schools in Bradford as a way of educating the children about animals they have never met before. Karen Garrad has written stories about the two ponies, named Spot and Alfie, which she reads to classes before leading in the animals.
Karen says there are many youngsters in the area who have not met such animals before, something which she considers very important for their learning.
Classes of schoolchildren in Bradford have had a pair of unusual visitors. Two ponies joined pupils at Copthorne Primary. It was to teach them not to be scared of animals they've never seen before.