Hundreds of pupils enjoy the Ipswich & South Suffolk Quadkids at Northgate

Britannia A retained their Quadkids title

Britannia A retained their Quadkids title - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of students took part in the Ipswich & South Suffolk Quadkids event at Northgate this week.

St Jo's came second

St Jo's came second - Credit: Archant

Some 640 students from 59 schools took part in the celebration of sport, which served as a qualifier for the spectacular Suffolk School Games in Bury St Edmunds on July 7.

Kyson finished third in the Quadkids event

Kyson finished third in the Quadkids event - Credit: Archant

Under 11s competed, as the name suggests, in four events - the 600m, 75m sprint, standing long-jump and ‘vortex howler’, a javelin-style competition using a specially adapted ball.

The vortex howler event at Ipswich quadkids
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The vortex howler event at Ipswich quadkids Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The event was won, for the second year in a row, by Britannia A, with St Jo’s College second and Kyson in third.

The vortex howler event at Ipswich quadkids
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The vortex howler event at Ipswich quadkids Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Hadleigh, Sidegate A, Heath, Sproughton and Gorseland A completed the top eight, and will all move forward to the school games finals in July.

The vortex howler event at Ipswich quadkids
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The vortex howler event at Ipswich quadkids Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Ali Furlong, school games organiser, said: “It was a fantastic afternoon. We had Ian Morgan there, the creator of Quadkids, and he said it’s the best one in the country.”

The vortex howler event at Ipswich quadkids
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The vortex howler event at Ipswich quadkids Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The vortex howler event at Ipswich quadkids
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The vortex howler event at Ipswich quadkids Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The vortex howler event at Ipswich quadkids
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The vortex howler event at Ipswich quadkids Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The vortex howler event at Ipswich quadkids
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The vortex howler event at Ipswich quadkids Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The vortex howler event at Ipswich quadkids
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The vortex howler event at Ipswich quadkids Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant