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Stars of London 2012 return to Plymouth College

Four Olympians pose in front of golden doors at Plymouth College. Photo: ITV West Country

Plymouth College’s Olympians have come back to school to a hero’s welcome.

Ruta Meilutyte, Tom Daley, Jade Howard and Jamila Lunkuse received a standing ovation from fellow pupils at the start of term assembly.

The four Olympian’s returned to find the school front doors pained gold to honour Ruta’s inspirational win and congratulations banners hanging around the school site.

The celebrations for the Olympians culminate this evening in a city-wide civic parade involving all Plymouth athletes who competed in the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. The open-topped bus tour will start at Plymouth College before finishing in the city centre in front of an anticipated crowd of thousands.

Plymouth College has painted its doors gold to honour its students who competed in London 2012. Credit: ITV West Country
The bus leaves Plymouth College. Credit: ITV Westcountry
Crowds gather in Plymouth Credit: ITV Westcountry
Ruta Meilutyte and Tom Daley proudly show off their Olympic medals. Credit: ITV Westcountry

Our reporter Bob Cruwys was on board the bus and has sent this report: