Sansbury Plaza School

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Sansbury Plaza School

Foulkes Village [3, 89]

Rollason Row the Kirwan Museum the Grundy Motel
the Stancomb Arms Sansbury Plaza School a factory
Sayer Towers
(New Arkham)
Denning Bank
(New Arkham)
Carrington Park
(New Arkham)

Basic Info:

  • Among the internal descriptions found in Schools:
    • "Half-finished work is scattered across the floor."
  • This building can be barricaded normally


Sansbury Plaza School
recently ruined
Jelito2008 (talk) 21:06, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

Sansbury Plaza School

Sansbury High, home of the Fighting Snails.


Presenting from the outside as large metal-and-glass building with fake-looking stern gargoyles along its guttering, Sansbury Plaza School had the distinction of being the most chronically underfunded high school in all of Malton. A former supermarket, it suffered a garish conversion into a place of learning. Mercifully, it was shut down permanently after the outbreak, though if there was any difference in the quality of education provided, the flesh-eating zombies strolling the premises seemed not to notice.


For many years, the building here was actually a Sainsbury's Supermarket, part of a Malton-wide chain of stores offering affordable produce at a number of convenient locations. In the 1970s Foulkes Village experienced a boom in the teenage population and Elsworth Square School was expanded into a secondary school. However, by the early 1980s a recession had hit Foulkes, and Elsworth had become over-crowded. The need arose to construct another secondary school in Foulkes Village, quickly and cheaply.

The solution was for Foulkes Village to annex the local Sainsbury's, which had recently been closed while repairs were completed on it's faulty air-conditioning. Within a record time of two months, the building was re-opened as Sansbury Plaza School. While city planners assured outraged parents that the school would be "completely renovated" in time for the start of class citing the wonders of "value-engineering" at public meetings. At the time of admission, the students and faculty found an institution that was barely functional and sorely lacking in a number of areas.

Cutting Corners

It became clear to the unfortunate students who transferred to Sansbury Plaza School that very little had been done to get the old supermarket up to code. The entire school smelled strongly of mold, indicating that repairs to the air-conditioning had never been finished. The walls dividing classes appeared to be made of salvaged materials. The athletic facilities consisted of an empty asphalt lot, and a metal pole rising from a slab of concrete (for what purpose, it is still unknown). The entrance to the school appeared to be the same sliding glass doors at the threshold of the old supermarket, and it seemed as though the "I", and "'S" from "Sainsbury's" had been crudely removed to fashion the "Sansbury" sign. A tired-sounding recording of easy-listening was piped in through the intercom system at all times.

Slug 'em Snails

The school mascot was the Fighting Snail, and the school rally cry was "Slug 'em Snails!". Unfortunately, school pride was lacking at Sansbury and few students echoed the rally cry. The snail did seem to be an appropriate mascot however, given the fact that Sansbury players finished dead-last in a variety of sports, including track & field, football, rugby, and fogbit. In fact, fogbit games regularly resulted in the deaths of participating Sansbury Snails. After a number of years, it became a badge of shame to play for the Snails, and students with athletic ability generally avoided participating in the school's sports teams.

What the Snails lacked in training, practice facilities, and talent, they made up for in spirits; namely hard liquor, which they drank heavily after every contest. Within a decade the Snails had achieved an impressive record of 987-1, with the former digit being the total number of losses across all categories of competition in which the Snails partook. The "1" victory came in a scholastically ranked fishing competition, where the Snails trounced the visiting Tigers, 8 bass to nil. It was a grand day, and the 4 fans in attendance rushed the field of play and staged a brief riot where they chanted "Slug 'em Snails!" and made an unsuccessful attempt to upend and set fire to a small boat.

Barricade Policy

The barricades should be left at EHB in accordance with the FVBP.

Current Status

Mar 18, 2019 - Found the school in need of barricades while passing through so I brought them up to VSB... --MR2Di4 (talk) 17:36, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

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