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Achieng Ajulu-Bushell, Great Britain

World Class 2012 in partnership with the British Council bring you the stories of the schools where the dreams begin.

Achieng Ajulu-Bushell

At only 16, Achieng Ajulu-Bushell has become the national 50 and 100 metre breaststroke champion.

Achieng was born in Warrington, but moved to Kenya when she was 4 and attended Peponi House School in Nairobi. She moved back to Britain 10 years later and for the last two years has continued her education at Plymouth College in Devon.

Achieng's schools

Notting Hill and Ealing Girls High School (NHEHS)

Notting Hill and Ealing Girls High School are twinned with New Charter Academy, Tameside, Lancashire

Achieng is currently studying at the sixth form of NHEHS in London. We have visited Achieng at school and will bring you more from the school shortly.

Achieng with class mate Tom Daley
Achieng at school with class mate Tom Daley
Charismatic, motivated, smartly presented and a young lady with a genuine drive and purpose in life
Sarah Dunn, Deputy Head

Plymouth College

Plymouth College is one of the top swimming school's in the country and has an elite programme with many students striving to become Olympians.

Achieng's class mates during her time at the school included diving sensation Tom Daley.

Achieng left the school in the summer of 2010 to carry on her studies in London.

Find out more more about Plymouth College.

Peponi House School

Achieng training
From her first swimming lesson it was totally clear how much talent she possessed
Victoria McKenzie, Former Head of Swimming

Peponi House is situated in a quiet suburb of Nairobi.

Achieng's former Head of Swimming, Victoria McKenzie, remembers her "natural grace and style in the water," but her natural speed and stamina is only part of the story.

We have recently been to Peponi House to meet some of the school's current sportstars and Achieng's former teachers and will bring you more from the school soon.

Find out more about Peponi House School and Achieng's story at the school.

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Achieng is one of the athletes being tracked as London 2012 approaches and they strive to make their Olympic dreams a reality.

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