TEACHERS have been learning how to entice students with chocolate!
Further education tutors from all over the north converged in Huddersfield for a little creative thinking.
And use of "edible resoures" is just one bright idea for getting students more interested in their lessons.
A total of 1,200 teachers from 32 colleges have been attending a two-week summer school at Huddersfield University.
The event takes place every year at the school of education and professional development - a national leader in its field.
But this time the programme included optional sessions designed to make lessons more fun.
Co-ordinator Ian Findlay said: "It's a new dimension to the course. We've had no extra funding - our staff are doing this over and above their other duties."
Teachers have been learning:
* How to use video for classroom fun.
* How to engage students through board games, TV shows and the internet.
* How to make sure they stay positive and full of infectious energy all day.
* How students' personalities affect the way they apply themselves.
* How to get a class interested by bringing in "edible resources" - the power of chocolate, the versatility of bananas, the technology of baked beans!
Ian, who is leader of the BA in education and training course at the university, said: "The workshops have been designed to be exciting and innovative.
"But they all have a serious underpinning. They're to help teachers develop a creative ideology that they can bring to bear in their own classrooms."
Many of the participants have been staying in student accommodation at Storthes Hall, Kirkburton.
They combine professional skills such as hairdressing, business administration or engineering with the teaching qualifications they are studying for.