Pupils at Buckholme Towers School in Parkstone started lessons today (4 September) in their brand new eco-friendly building following a six month refurbishment project to repair damage caused by a fire in March.
The rebuild project was managed by Adam Elcock and Dean Hoyland of Jaytrack Ltd. The purpose built facility includes a brand new heating system, automatic lights, double glazing and insulation, making it more energy efficient.
Pupils are already benefiting from new art and science rooms, upgraded IT facilities and increased security including an electronic door entry system.
Iain Robertson, headmaster at Buckholme Towers School, said: “It is nothing short of a miracle that the school was completed in time and I am hugely grateful to the team at Jaytrack Ltd and the local community for rallying around us to ensure we could open the doors ready for the new term.”
Poole resident Susannah Davies, mother to five year old Buckholme pupil James, and thirteen year old former Buckholme pupil Olivia, said: “I never doubted that the school would be open in time for the new term. James was so excited to see the school and was really looking forward to getting stuck into his lessons.”
Buckholme Towers School in Commercial Road, Parkstone provides education for children from two years and nine months, up to twelve years old. For more information please call Mr Robertson on 01202 742871 or visit www.buckholmetowers.co.uk