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
Alverton Street (the bus will make a short stop at St John’s Hall for a greeting by the
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'.
– Kate Finch, Helen's former PE Teacher
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."
– Bill Marshall, Headteacher at Humphry Davy School
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'."