Students at the Windmill Street school – which is known for its ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating and will relocate to Hollyfields when the new school is completed – were challenged with a writing task, explaining what they would want to place in the time capsule to show the children of the future.
The students suggested a range of meaningful objects, and the top eight entrants were chosen to take part in burying the capsule.
The vessel has been registered with the official international Time Capsule Society, and was buried in Hawkenbury on the site of the new school.
The children’s contributions, which included, poems, diary entries and guides to Hawkenbury, were placed into the time capsule to give the children of 2069 an idea of life in Hawkenbury today.
Speaking at the event, Berkeley Homes’ Managing Director, Peter Smith, said: “This is an exciting moment for both the children of St Peter’s and Hollyfields. The creation of Hollyfields by Berkeley has made the move of the school possible, and we are proud that the development will provide brand new facilities for the children of Hawkenbury to enjoy for years to come.”
The Head Teacher of St Peter’s CoE Primary School, Miss Lynn Goreham, added: “The children really enjoyed thinking about what best represents life in 2019, and the messages they want to send to the children of the future.
“We’re all looking forward to the new school being ready and hope that the children will continue to visit the site of the time capsule for years to come.”