Homecoming parade to be held for Olympic Gold Medallist Helen Glover

West Country rowers Helen Glover (left) and Heather Stanning celebrate winning gold in the women's pair final at Eton Dorney Photo: Stephen Pond/PA Wire

An open top bus will begin at Newlyn and make its way through Penzance town centre, ending with a reception at Humphrey Davy school, where Helen was a pupil. She was the first Team GB gold medallist of the London games alongside her rowing partner Heather Stanning last wednesday.

This is the route of the bus if you want turn up and watch:

11.30 am Departs Newlyn

Along the Promenade to the Harbour Car Park

Up Albert Street

Market Jew Street

The Greenmarket

Alverton Street (the bus will make a short stop at St John’s Hall for a greeting by the

Town Mayor)

Penalverne Drive

Right into St Clare Street

Left into Taroveor Road

Left in Tolver Road

Arriving at Humphry Davy School at approx. 1.00pm

Helen's former Head teacher has said she epitomises the Games 'lasting legacy'.

Helen is still very much in touch with the school and is such a good role model. The children can see that they have someone at that level that went to a state school in Penzance. It is an incredible achievement and she is an ambassador for Humphry Davy School, Penzance and Cornwall."

– Kate Finch, Helen's former PE Teacher

For me, Helen Glover epitomises exactly the vision of Lord Coe when the London 2012 Olympic bid was submitted and he talked about a 'lasting legacy'."

– Bill Marshall, Headteacher at Humphry Davy School