A UNIQUE exhibition to boost Kirklees Council's campaign to raise educational achievement in schools has gone on display.
The exhibition of 70 poster designs used in the Together We'll Succeed campaign will be at Batley Art Gallery until April 22.
The council's campaign, which is in its second year, aims to involve parents in helping their children to be well prepared for exams and tests at key stages in the school curriculum.
The striking posters used in the campaign feature local schoolchildren and adult volunteer models, with powerful, direct messages to drive home the main points of the campaign. Alison O'Sullivan, the council's director of children's services, said: "The exhibition collection, as with the campaign itself, is all about how local people can work together to succeed.
"This unique exhibition will demonstrate how a community- based education campaign can play a vital part in raising awareness and harnessing efforts to help raise standards in schools."
Pupils feature strongly in the campaign to highlight the fact that educational achievement is much more than the `chalk face' of teaching in the classroom.
This year the council is partnered by West Yorkshire Metro, which has displayed the posters in bus stations. Kirklees Council's Cabinet member for children's services, Clr Geoff Alvy, said: "The exhibition is an important way of raising wider community awareness and support for this very important campaign.
"The posters are very lively and attractive, with some key messages from children themselves.
"The campaign was very successful last year and it is important we keep the momentum going, so that parents get actively involved in supporting and encouraging their children to reach their full potential.
In the first year of the campaign - which is aimed at pupils aged 10 to 16 - exam and test results went up. The improvement seen in Kirklees schools have been among the best in the country.
It is hoped the campaign will continue to build on this success.
Clr Alvy added: "Parents have a crucial and influential role, which is not confined to academic aspects, to encourage their children to complete homework and studies.
"There is also the wider aspect of supporting them through good diet and with moral support and confidence building."
Admission to the exhibition, which is in Batley Art Gallery in Market Place, is free.