Top school scoops awards for its sporting achievement
A CITY college has received more sporting accolades, with two of its pupils being hailed for their Olympic achievements.
Plymouth College was shortlisted for three awards for the 8th Annual Aviva Daily Telegraph School Sport Matters National Awards.
The ceremony, held yesterday at the Lord's Cricket Ground in London, saw Plymouth College win Independent School of the Year, while diving star Tom Daley won Male Pupil of the Year.
Tom, who won an Olympic bronze medal at the London 2012 Games and picked up the World Series, European and British titles this year, had previously won the same Telegraph School Sport Matters award in 2009.
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Olympic Champion Ruta Meilutyte, aged 15, was commended in the Female Pupil of the Year category after the Lithuanian-born swimmer beat a world-class field to take gold in the 100m breaststroke at the London 2012 Games.
Stephi Baker, communications manager at the independent school, said the atmosphere at the event was "amazing".
She said: "Jessica Ennis [Olympic heptathlon champion] presented the female pupil award and was sat at our table next to Ruta.
"Ruta very much enjoyed being able to chat to her.
"The room was full of current top sports people and the children were from all around the country, who do different sports at different levels.
"It was a great positive atmosphere and very much about celebrating sports in schools."
Meanwhile, swimmer Hannah Russell, from Kelly College in Tavistock won the Excellence in Disabled/Paralympic Sport category.
The 16-year-old represented GB at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, winning a silver and two bronze medals.