BOYS at a Calderdale school will soon have stars in their eyes thanks to a cash grant.
And the focus will be on male bonding when a rocket-making workshop is held at West Vale Primary School, Greetland.
The event, on Saturday March 18, will be run by Manchester-based company Starchaser.
The £4,400 handout from Awards for All England will also help fund a five-kilometre (three-mile) race for boys, dads, granddads and uncles.
About 300 people are expected to take part in the event in Beaumont Park, Huddersfield, on Saturday, June 10 between 11am and 1pm.
School bursar Karen Neville said the school was part of a Primary Strategy Learning Network, a Government initiative aimed at raising boys' achievement in schools.
The network involves about 1,000 children from several Calderdale schools.
"Raising boys' achievements is a national issue and we felt there were improvements we could also make in this area," she said.
"Parental involvement, especially from male role models, is a recognised key to success with boys responding well to praise and helping to raise their self-esteem."
The rocket-making workshops aimed to help boys who responded better to "hands-on" activities rather than sport.
She said the race had been planned because many of the boys had wanted to take part in the female-only Race for Life last year.
The race is a fun run in aid of Cancer Research UK. This year's event will be in Greenhead Park, Huddersfield, on June 17 and 18.