Gallery: Sand scupltures and a visit from a BMX champion - some of the pictures behind the stories

Former BMX world champion Mike Mullen jumps over Head of Year Geoff Harris, Form Tutors Matt Smith a

Former BMX world champion Mike Mullen jumps over Head of Year Geoff Harris, Form Tutors Matt Smith and Nick Webb and Senior Teacher Cathy Laird during an assembly at Farlingaye High School - Credit: Archant

Our weekly look back at the photos behind the stories

Pupils at Peasenhall Primary school learned how to make an apple crumble in cookery lessons as part of a new drive to instil healthier eating habits. Every school pupil in Suffolk will take cookery classes to help them learn how to eat healthily.

Scores of fundraising riders assembled in the shadow of Framlingham Castle for the start of an annual charity cycle ride.

The all-ladies Belles on Bikes event drew cyclists to Framlingham Castle from around the county and beyond for a third year.

St John Ambulance volunteers were on hand at the Buttermarket in Ipswich on Friday to raise awareness of the importance of first aid.

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, formerly the Army Benevolent Fund, launched the new biannual event Colchester Military Music Spectacular with the aim of raising funds to support serving soldiers, veterans and their families from the Eastern region.

Actors from the Stowmarket Operative and Dramatic Society got up close to audiences as they performed David Copperfield in-the-round at the arts centre.

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World champion sand sculptor Nicola Wood completed a stunning work of art on Frinton Greensward. From a 40-tonne pile of material brought up from the town’s beaches, she managed to create a seaside postcard sculpture of a bathing beauty in a deckchair for a BBC film project.

Former world BMX champion Mike Mullen dropped by Farlingaye High in Woodbridge to help launch a programme to help youngsters discover and develop their unique potential.

A major route into Ipswich became blocked for hours after a trailer detached from a lorry. Wherstead Road was blocked for some time in both directions following the accident.

A former RAF rear gunner who has waited 68 years for his war efforts to be recognised by his country has finally been honoured.

Len Manning, 88, from Little Waldingfield near Sudbury, was part of the Bomber Command regiment during the Second World War. His 57th Squadron, based in East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, played a key role in the Allies’ victory.

The Felixstowe Whitecollar Boxing Club, which caters for children, women and men, has been thriving since it was launched and now has premises in the former car showroom at the Co-op garage in High Road West, where it has its ring set up permanently.

Nacton’s Futura Park developers AquiGen commissioned a work from University Campus Suffolk which ran a contest among its art students to find the best entry. The winner was 30-year-old Romanian fine art student Andrei Costache, whose work, Never Ending Line, was brought to life by Claydon.

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