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!