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Last Updated: Wednesday September 24 2008 15:40 GMT

In pictures: Hero's welcome for Paralympic champ

Ellie Simmonds goes back to school

Pupils at a school in Wales lined the streets waiting for a very special guest to arrive, but who could it be?

Ellie Simmonds goes back to school

It's 13-year-old double Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Simmonds!

Ellie Simmonds goes back to school

It was Ellie's first day back at school on Wednesday, and she looked pretty surprised to be greeted by so many of her school mates chanting her name.

Ellie Simmonds goes back to school

Loads of them rushed over to hear more about her winning swims in the 100m and 400m freestyle races in Beijing.

Ellie Simmonds goes back to school

And as well as Ellie, they all wanted a good look at her gold medals.