Team GB athlete visits Gateshead school

Perri Shakes-Drayton competes in the Women's 400m hurdles at the London 2012 Olympic Games Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Olympian Perri Shakes-Drayton is in the North East today to visit students at Whickham School in Gateshead.

The 400 metres hurdles champion recently won double gold at the European Athletics Indoors event in Sweden earlier this month.

Perri Shakes-Drayton celebrates winning the gold medal in the women's 4x400metres relay at the European Indoor Championships Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Team GB athlete will take part in a question and answer session ahead of the European Team Championships - for which the Gateshead students are producing the official newspaper of the event on 22 and 23 June.