SCHOOL bosses say they are incredibly proud after one of their pupils qualified to represent Team GB.

Imogen Newby, 17, from Halstead has been chosen to represent Team GB at the World Archery Youth Championships in Poland.

The teenager is among the best archers for her age and trains for three to four hours each day after school.

Now the Hedingham School, where she is a sixth form pupil, has rallied to support her after learning the news.

They say her achievements are all the more remarkable because Imogen is studying a full A Level programme at school.

A spokesman for the school said: “Everyone at Hedingham School wishes Imogen the very best of luck for this challenging, but exciting, event. We are sure she will do Great Britain proud”

The event is being held in Wroclaw in August after Covid cancelled the original event, which was to be held in Perth, Australia.

Archery GB’s Performance Pathway Manager, Cait Leach, added: "With considerable safeguards in place, we are excited that our athletes have the opportunity to return to the international stage.

"The WYC team have demonstrated their readiness, and their focus will now be on preparing themselves for peak performance in Wroclaw.’