STUDENTS at an Almondbury school are to be TV stars.
They will take to the nation's screens in a programme showing their excellence.
Pupils at Almondbury High School have been chosen to star in a documentary to be broadcast on a new digital channel, Teacher TV, later this year.
Boys at the school have been taking part in a project to raise achievement levels after studies showed girls were gaining better qualifications than boys at GCSE.
In 2000, before the project started, there was a disparity of 28% in terms of grade levels and overall results between the sexes during GCSEs.
But since the introduction of the project, the boys have overtaken the girls by 1%.
Deputy head Trevor Bowen said the school had introduced various methods to beat the national trend.
He added: "We have changed the environment by putting up lots of displays of pupils' work.
"We've done this for a couple of reasons, firstly to boost the kids' self-esteem and also, over a period of years, to create a 'caring masculinity'."
The school has also had enlarged pictures of well-known pupils at work to provide motivation and also had special speakers come in as well as a whole host of other projects and schemes.
Mr Bowen said: "It has been a great success and we are continuing with it.
"I'm very proud of the project and the efforts of pupils and staff.
"I have even been approached by other local education authorities to share our expertise with them."
Gary Wilson, Kirklees school improvement officer with responsibility for raising boys' achievement, said the project, which has also been running at nine other schools including Colne Valley High School, had been very successful.
He added: "All of the school have done significant work on raising boys' achievement. I applaud all their efforts."