YOUNG sports enthusiasts are developing their breadth of talents through a major new education initiative.
Year 8 pupils from middle schools, in Bury St Edmunds, with a desire to excel in sport were invited to two trial workshops as part of the No Limits Academy, which is spearheaded by King Edward VI School.
They were put through their paces with activities testing skills such as fundamental movement and team building to find out if they had what it takes to go on to a further intensive eight week programme until July.
Eleven pupils from St James, Hardwick and Horringer Court Middle Schools are taking part with students from King Edward VI acting as mentors.
The project will carry on in September where students on the previous programme will become mentors of the next crop of talent.
Rob Walden, assistant head and director of specialism at King Edward VI, said: “It’s part of our sports college legacy. It’s a true case of student leadership and students learning from each other in a focused, committed sporting environment.”
n THE Diamond Jubilee celebrations are in full bloom at Norton Primary after pupils designed a felt banner of a wild flower meadow.
Children worked on the textiles piece during a workshop led by Rojo Art.
It is part part of a Royal Horticultural Society initiative, which is encouraging schools to celebrate the Queen’s milestone.
n CANOEING, kayaking and orienteering were among the activities enjoyed by Barrow Primary’s Year 3 and 4 pupils during a trip to Thorpe Woodlands.
Year 4 also visited Westley Middle School’s library as part of Children’s Book Week.
n BARDWELL Primary was hurled back in time to the 1980s this week.
It has looked at a different decade each week starting from the 1950s as part of the jubilee celebrations.
Children brought in items and performed their morning wake and shake exercise to 1980s music.
The school will hold a fete linked with the village on June 1 from 1.30pm.
n PUPILS at Horringer Court Middle raised £257 after filling bags with old clothes and shoes.
They stuffed just under 300 bags with unwanted items, which were collected by the Phil The Bag company.
The business pays for the bags of clothes by weight to sell some items and recycle the rest.
n AMERICAN students held a religious themed puppet show and other activities at Tollgate Primary.
They are linked to the Open The Book religious group.