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Ruta Meilutyte: It's good to be back at college

It’s good to get back into my routine at school and inthe pool. It is the same as it was before the Olympics – I still have to be at training by 5.30 a.m., go to lessons, do more training after school and then get my homework done just like everyone else. It definitely helps me keep my feet on the ground.

I want to do my best whether it’s in the pool or in the classroom and I’m always looking ahead to the next goal. To do that I have to focus, knuckle down and work as hard as I possibly can in all areas of my life

– Ruta Meilutyte, Gold Medallist


Plymouth College Headmaster praises Olympians

Representing four different nations, Ruta, Tom, Jade and Jamila truly reflect the increasingly international character of Plymouth College.

They have brought glory to their own countries as well as to Plymouth and the school.

They are an inspiration to a generation of young people around the world and have demonstrated that with hard work and commitment dreams can be achieved.

– Plymouth College Headmaster, Dr Simon Wormleighton.


Route of the Plymouth parade

The bus parade starts at Plymouth College and ends at the Guild Hall. Credit: ITV Westcountry

Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of Plymouth today to see the city's Olympic and Paralympic heroes.

Tom Daley and Ruta Meilutye will be among the stars as they board an open-top bus parade through the city, followed by a stage event in the centre.

The bus parade starts from Plymouth College at around 5.15pm

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