Hundreds of young athletes enjoy Suffolk School Games 2017

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys line up for the 100m dash. Pi

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys line up for the 100m dash. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Around 1,200 school pupils took part in the latest instalment of the Suffolk School Games last week.

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys line up for the 100m dash. Pi

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys line up for the 100m dash. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Held on Tuesday and Friday, children from more than 50 schools participated in a range of sporting events at Westbourne Academy in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds-based venues Abbeycroft Leisure Centre, Risbygate Sports Club and King Edward VI School.

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys line up for the 100m dash. Pi

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys line up for the 100m dash. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys line up for the 100m dash. Pi

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys line up for the 100m dash. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys at full speed in the 100 mete

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys at full speed in the 100 meters qualifying round. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Ipswich telemark skier Jasmin Taylor, Ipswich karate player Jack Somers and Paralympic swimmer Ryan Crouch, from Manningtree, were guests of honour at the event on Friday and signed autographs for the excited children at Abbeycroft Leisure Centre.

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys line up for the 100m dash. Pi

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys line up for the 100m dash. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys at full speed in the 100 mete

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys at full speed in the 100 meters qualifying round. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys at full speed in the 100 mete

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys at full speed in the 100 meters qualifying round. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Suffolk Sport development officer, James Payne, said: “It was probably the most successful Suffolk School Games yet and it just gets bigger and better every year.

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys at full speed in the 100 mete

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys at full speed in the 100 meters qualifying round. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys at full speed in the 100 mete

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys at full speed in the 100 meters qualifying round. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys at full speed in the 100 mete

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys at full speed in the 100 meters qualifying round. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

“The standards the athletes are setting are increasing and we are becoming engaged with more and more schools which is good.”

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys at full speed in the 100 mete

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys at full speed in the 100 meters qualifying round. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys at full speed in the 100 mete

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys at full speed in the 100 meters qualifying round. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys at full speed in the 100 mete

Suffolk School Games 2017 at Abbeycroft Leisure, Bury St Edmunds. Boys at full speed in the 100 meters qualifying round. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

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