Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 9°C

Search

Ipswich: Former Olympian Gail Emms gives inspirational talk to youngsters at Stutton Primary School

13:51 29 January 2014

Badminton world mixed doubles champion Gail Emms launched a

Badminton world mixed doubles champion Gail Emms launched a "Be the best you can be" scheme at Stutton Primary School aimed at inspiring young people.

Pupils at Stutton Primary School were treated to a visit from a world champion sportswoman yesterday.

Former Olympic badminton player Gail Emms was at the school as part of the nationwide Be the Best You Can Be initiative.

She spoke with both the pupils and their parents about her career and how to help young people achieve their aims.

Headteacher Wendy Worley said everyone who came to the event really enjoyed it. Mrs Worley said: “It was a super event.

“It was so much enjoyed by parents and children and she was great.

“She talked about her life and how she started badminton at the age of four and how she enjoys coming into schools to talk about her targets.

“It was very interactive and everyone enjoyed it.

“She was at the school all morning.”

0 comments

A speeding driver who failed to take a breath test after being pursued by police has been disqualified from driving for 24 months.

Youngsters and teenagers in Suffolk are preparing themselves for the bracing conditions of this year’s Christmas Day Dip for the first time.

Hopes of building a major new rail link from East Anglia to Bristol, creating an “Arc of Prosperity” around London have received a major boost.

Suffolk’s health service bosses are set to move into the county council headquarters at Endeavour House – a decade after there was an outcry over their move to Rushbrook House in the Suffolk countryside.

Suffolk beach hut owners have been given the chance to have their say on controversial proposals to impose “extortionate” increases to rents and charges.

Breaking News: Arrest made after fatal crash in Hitcham

Yesterday, 21:21

A 50-year-old man from east London has been arrested after a fatal road crash in Hitcham last week.

She’s strutted her stuff across the world’s stages as the Queen of Country and now Dolly Parton has inspired an Ipswich school more than 3,000 miles from her home in Tennessee to carry on her work giving free books to youngsters.

There were no dancing cups and saucers, singing clocks or candelabra hosts but who needs the Disney sparkle when you have the true magic of panto?

I wonder if anyone has ever put “a bucket” on their bucket list, asks Lynne Mortimer.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24