A NORTHWOOD student has won gold at the British Schools Judo Championships.

St Helen’s Year 13 student Jessica Gordon Brown took part in the final at Ice Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

It was her first national event in the sport, taking on opponents from her own grade and above.

Dr Mary Short, headmistress of St. Helen’s, said: “We are very proud of Jessica’s achievements and wish her every success in her upcoming events in Scotland at the Sportif International.”