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TIME CAPSULE

- By Y6, St An­drew’s C of E Pri­mary School Church of England

ARE we go­ing back in time to see the di­nosaurs?

That was the re­sponse from the Year 6 pupils at St An­drew’s C of E Pri­mary School, when we found out we were go­ing to make a time capsule!

Once we estab­lished it was a capsule and not a ma­chine, the more re­al­is­tic project started to take shape. The re­turn­ing pupils found out they were go­ing to cre­ate the capsule to com­mem­o­rate the strange pe­riod of time we had all just ex­pe­ri­enced.

As part of the project, we took as­pects of the year 2020 and wrote news­pa­per reports about them. The sub­jects var­ied from the Black Lives Mat­ter protests to mu­sic, movies and celebri­ties in 2020. In­side the time capsule we also put pic­tures to show what life was like for us dur­ing lock­down, a copy of the lo­cal news­pa­per and a mem­ory stick con­tain­ing pic­tures and elec­tronic copies of all our writ­ten work.

Once com­pleted, the time capsule was buried by some of us as part of the Year 6 leavers’ cel­e­bra­tion on the school field.

Ian Snelling, deputy head and Year 6 teacher, said: “As a school we felt it im­por­tant to com­mem­o­rate this pe­riod of time. The chil­dren have re­ally en­joyed the project; think­ing about things they could put into the time capsule and when it might be opened.”

The time capsule has been buried on the school field and marked with a plaque, to be opened one day in the fu­ture!

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Pupils bury­ing the time capsule with head teacher Mrs Wil­liams
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