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Paralympic swimmer receives a hero's welcome at school

A Paralympic swimmer who scooped a Bronze medal in Rio has returned to school where he was given a hero's welcome.

Sixteen-year-old Lewis White from Swadlincote came third in the S9 400m freestyle.

Derbyshire's Lewis White picked up a Bronze medal in Rio Credit: PA Wire

The teenager, who was the youngest man on the British Paralympic swimming team, was surprised even to get into the GB team let alone get a place on the podium.

Today he had his first day back at school, the Pingle School in Swadlincote, where staff and students had laid on a surprise reception for him.

Lewis White returned to a hero's welcome Credit: Pingle School, Swadlincote
Lewis White returned to a hero's welcome Credit: Pingle School, Swadlincote
Peers were excited to show their support Credit: Pingle School, Swadlincote
It wasn't just students who were beaming with pride Credit: Pingle School, Swadlincote
Derbyshire's Lewis White picked up a Bronze medal in Rio Credit: Pingle School, Swadlincote