Lucy wins gold

A MANGOTSFIELD School student has won gold at this year’s British Schools Judo Championships.

Lucy Cerri, who is a Year 7 pupil at the school, took part in the adaptive section of the national tournament, held in Sheffield in March.

Lucy trains with the Bristol-based Kodachi Adaptative Judo Club, which is a club for children with special educational needs.

Head teacher Hetty Blackmore said: “Lucy joined Judo when she was in Year 4 and was told by her previous coach she couldn’t compete due to her special needs.

“To date, Lucy has won two gold medals at national level.

“It just goes to prove that disability is no barrier to what you can achieve.

“Lucy’s hard work and determination have paid off with a fantastic result.

“A big congratulations to Lucy from everyone at Mangotsfield School, and we all look forward to seeing Lucy’s gold medal very soon.”