Hard-working Eileen proves age is but a number

Staff at The Long Eaton School pictured with Eileen Dowson who has celebrated her 80th birthday.
Staff at The Long Eaton School pictured with Eileen Dowson who has celebrated her 80th birthday.

A long-serving staff member at The Long Eaton School is certainly proving that age is just a number.

Sprightly Eileen Dowson, who works as a midday supervisor and is the school’s eldest member of staff, has just celebrated her 80th birthday.
Remarkably, Eileen carries out her school duties alongside working as a cleaner for Interserve Facilities Management and also behind the bar at a local pub.

Staff and friends came together to congratulate her on the milestone.

Eileen has worked at The Long Eaton School since June 1999, and has witnessed many changes.

Headteacher Andy Hunt said: “Eileen is a pivotal part of The Long Eaton School team and we hope she has a wonderful birthday, she deserves it.”