Congratulations to Upper Sixth student Ellie Gilbert who has recently won a Silver medal in Judo where she competed in the Kaunas European cup in Lithuania.

Ellie came to Carmel from Byrchall High School and studies English Language, Law and Psychology and has competed all across the UK and Europe alongside her studies.

Ellie began practicing Judo at the age of 5 and competing at the age of 10. With her club SSK and as part of England and Great Britain’s squads, she has travelled all over the country and Europe. She won Gold at both the British National Championships and the Scottish Open in December.

She says “I love the opportunities Judo has given me, the places I go and the people I meet, I’d not have had the chance without it. I’m also grateful to college and the tutors for supporting me when I’ve needed time off for competitions and training. They’ve been very helpful in ensuring I get any work I miss and answering and questions I have had.”

The best of luck to Ellie on her A Level exams and for her future in Judo!