AN event to boost boys' achievements at school has been held in Huddersfield.
Kirklees Council held its fourth Kirklees Raising Boys' Achievement conference.
More than 100 10-year-old boys, who have excelled at primary school, gathered at the Textile Centre of Excellence on Red Doles Lane for the event.
Along with their teachers, they were entertained by a salsa band, rap poet Foxy and story- teller Roop Singh, who is pictured with a group of Newsome Junior School pupils.
Honley High School actor Ben Szoradi, artist Stephen Waterhouse, Scissett Middle School Junk Band and Colne Valley High School Boys' Choir also entertained.
The aim was to inspire boys to continue to enjoy activities such as drama, when they reach secondary school.
Gary Wilson, Kirklees School Improvement Officer for Raising Boys' Achievements, said: "One important element of the conference is to say to boys, `If you like music, art, drama, or creative writing then stick with it'."
Mr Wilson said the event was also useful in discovering why the 100 boys were high achievers.
Mr Wilson said: "Boys' underperformance at school is a worldwide problem, but we believe that we have developed a lot of good strategies to tackle the issue.
"Talking to boys who do well in school really helps. They hold many of the answers. They also deserve our praise and support."