Gallery: The pictures behind the stories

An apache helicopter drops in at King Edward VI school in Bury St Edmunds for their science week.

An apache helicopter drops in at King Edward VI school in Bury St Edmunds for their science week. - Credit: Archant

WELCOME to our weekly feature where we look back at the pictures that made the headlines this week.

As Easter approaches youngsters from the Stepping Stones nursery in Stowmarket have been nurturing baby chicks hatched as part of an education project and also Sidegate Lane Nursing Home took delivery of 12 eggs as part of a Living Eggs Experience so the residents could watch them hatch and then handle the newborn chicks.

People have been very busy helping charities this week as almost every business in Framlingham volunteered to join in and get staff to wear colourful, silly or just plain garish ties in order to raise cash on Red Nose Day and theatre staff and volunteers donned an array of comedy ties to support the Comic Relief cause. The team at the Theatre Royal, in Bury St Edmunds, got behind BBC Radio Suffolk’s Comedy Ties appeal to help raise money for Red Nose Day. There was a also burlesque dance event that helped to raise more than £2,500 for a Suffolk hospice at a charity party.

Pupils from Worlingworth Primary School, near Framlingham, dressed to impress for World Book Day last Friday. Parents also came in to read their favourite stories to the children and Year 10 students at Debenham High School have been improving road safety by selling reflective kits to youngsters to use on the roads when they travel to and from school.

There was amazement and joy for students at King Edward VI Schol, Bury St Edmunds, as they had a science lesson with a difference after an Apache helicopter landed on its playing fields and other students at Finborough School, in Stowmarket, were given a tour of the Red Bull Formula One factory in Milton Keynes.

A total of 60 Suffolk primary schools were took part in The Young Art East Anglia exhibition, with hundreds of pupils submitting work along the theme of “magical moment” and a magical moment of a different kind happened as the cap on Burwell’s historic mill was hoisted off by crane yesterday as part of an £420,000 restoration project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Walkers have been taken on a journey back in time to the Victorian era as The themed “Victorian Gaiters” stroll around Sudbury on Saturday was led by professional guides in full period costume.

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