MARTIAL arts students from the borough celebrated a record medals haul after taking part in annual Northern Championships.

The St Helens club who train out of Sutton Cricket club on New Street, Sutton, took part in the Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Northern Championships held in Penrith.

The medal winners were: Ella James (2 Gold), Emma Garth (1 Gold and 1 Silver), Steven Pennington (1 Gold and 1 Silver), Evan Cunliffe (1 Bronze), Charlie Millington (1 Bronze), with Louis James, Joshua Yates and Dominic Parry also competing.

Class leader Steve James said: “I am so proud of everyone who competed. We have worked so hard over the past two months to give the children the confidence to compete on such a big scale.”