Begun as a single-room building with a thatched roof, Pattaya School No. 2 last month celebrated its 88th anniversary with help from top area officials.
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and Banglamung District Chief Chawalit Sanguthai were among the guests at the May 17 anniversary party.
Hidetoshi Kan (left), managing director of Mitsubishi Elevator Thailand Co., Ltd., and Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome plant a tree to mark the 88th anniversary of Pattaya School #8.
“Pattaya School No. 2 has been serving the city and Naklua residents for 88 years,” Itthiphol said. “The city has worked to improve the school’s environment, including buildings and grounds for its 67 teachers, 1,100 students and eight janitors.”
The school was founded in 1923 by Banglamung District. Built in a “Manila style” with thatched roof, the building was rebuilt and expanded to two floors and 192 sq. meters in 1935 with funding from the Thepsirin Temple.
Initially called “Local Government School,” the facility was renamed Ban Naklua School. It was transferred from Education Ministry supervision to Naklua in 1966 and then to Pattaya upon the city’s incorporation in 1978, when it was renamed School No. 2.
As an anniversary gift, Mitsubishi Elevator (Thailand) Co. donated 50 perennial plants each to School No. 2 and the city’s other 10 schools.