We’re joined on the blog today by our experienced Venue Manager, Evaldas Dainys. Evaldas is here to give us the unique perspective and experience of having attended a school as a student that Schools Plus now partners with.
He’s on the blog to give us an idea as to how far that particular school has come in such a relatively short length of time and how Schools Plus works with them today. Lets hand things over to Evaldas now…
I’m in a somewhat unique position amongst the Schools Plus staff, as I studied at a school that the company now works with.
I attended Buxton School as a student in September 2007, although the school was known as Tom Hood School at the time. The large school was full of very old buildings, with some dating back to the early 20th century.
A much-needed transformation period happened in 2010 when the school changed its name to Buxton School. Government funding came in and the old school was knocked down, with Buxton School as we know it today built in its place.
Some years later, in 2018, Schools Plus started working with Buxton School to make their wonderful facilities available for hire.
It’s been amazing going back and having a tour of the new building. It bought back a lot of memories being on the grounds of the school I once attended, especially the Astro-Turf as this is where the newer science labs and canteen once stood.
Buxton is a great school with great staff and excellent facilities. It has given me a lot of experience on how to succeed in life and I’m sure it has and will continue doing so, especially with Schools Plus working alongside to provide extra income for teachers, facilities and activities for local community.
I’ve seen first-hand how well the operations are run by Schools Plus at Buxton School and I’m excited to see the partnership between both grow even more as time goes on!
Thanks to Evaldas for giving us this unique prospective on life going from a student at a school to having a hand in working there. Evaldas also provided a few interesting other stories such as his Team Leader at Bridge Academy having attended Clapton Girls School, again both Schools Plus locations.
We’re looking forward to seeing more of these stories in the future as we increase both our stuff and number of partner schools!
For more information about Schools Plus at Buxton School please visit – https://www.schoolsplus.co.uk/buxtonschool/