ATHLETES from Canford School have achieved high-level sporting success throughout the summer.

Swimmer Robbie Hemmings, 14, broke age group records in the British Championships in the 50m and 100m backstroke events.

Robbie, a Canford pupil and member of Poole Swimming Club, qualified for nine events at the championships.

He won Gold in the 100m, Bronze in the 50m and Gold in 200m Backstroke.

His Swim England Nationals performance was equally impressive, claiming Bronze in the 800m Freestyle. On the last day he qualified 7th for the 400m Freestyle final, leading all the way from start to finish to take the Gold from one of the outside lanes, dropping his personal best by six seconds.

Pupils Grace Hewett and Liv Imms raced as juniors as part of the Welsh Rowing team in the Home International Regatta at the end of July, earning International vests competing against crews from Scotland, Ireland and England.

Canfordian Molly Fairbairn was part of the U16s England hockey team which won the Home Nations tournament. She co-captained the final game of the season.

And Martha Taylor played for England hockey U18s in the European 6 Nations tournament in Eindhoven.

The success was not just for current students with Old Canfordian and talented cricketer Felix Organ batting a century for Hampshire against Kent in July.

A spokesman for the school said: "It is fantastic to see our Canford athletes reaching such high levels in their sport. A great deal of hard work and dedication alongside talent goes into making these achievements happen, not only by the athletes themselves but also all those who support them.

"Thank you to all the coaches, managers, physios and Canford parents and coaches for their ongoing time and encouragement."