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Haverhill schools join others from Clare, Wickhambrook and Stoke by Clare in creative challenge inspired by the Women's Tour

School children across West Suffolk will stand pride of place at this Saturday’s Women’s Tour after taking part in an art project to celebrate the event.

A dozen schools from Haverhill and the surrounding area have taken part in the ‘Adopt a Team’ art project.

Each school were given a team or teams participating in The Women’s Tour and asked to produce a banner which they will showcase on Saturday morning before the big race starts from Haverhill town centre.

David Roach, town, district and county councillor, said the project was a great way of encouraging young people into sport.

He said: “It is fantastic that The Women’s Tour is coming to Haverhill and this project is just one example of how the community is embracing it.

“The event will showcase Haverhill and the surrounding area in such a positive light.”

Cllr Jo Rayner, Cabinet Member for Leisure at West Suffolk Council, said: “One of the reasons that we, and our partners, worked to bring the Women’s Tour to Haverhill is because we know the positive impact it can have encouraging us all to lead more active and healthier lives.

“So it is fantastic to see so many children from across the town and surrounding area are already feeling inspired and are getting involved in the Women’s Tour by adopting a team to cheer on.

“I can’t wait to hear all that energy and enthusiasm this Saturday – it is going to be a brilliant day.”

The schools taking part are Burton End Primary Academy, Castle Manor Academy, Cavendish Primary School, Clements Primary Academy, Coupals Primary Academy, Haverhill Community Sixth Form, Place Farm Primary Academy, Samuel Ward Academy, Stoke College, Stour Valley Community School, Westfield Primary Academy and Wickhambrook Primary Academy.