Time flies with school capsule

RAF join young­sters as they pre­serve their mem­o­ries of 2015

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - By Steve Bax steve.bax@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

SCHOOL pupils looked to the fu­ture when they filled a time capsule with their 2015 mo­men­toes and buried it in Uxbridge this week.

UXBRIDGE school chil­dren and their teach­ers joined rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the com­mu­nity and the RAF to bury a time capsule last week.

The groups gath­ered at St An­drew’s Park, the for­mer RAF site in Uxbridge that is be­ing de­vel­oped into homes, to bury their mem­o­ries of 2015 and RAF Uxbridge’s rich history.

Pupils from the new John Locke Academy, which is on the site, en­closed a pho­to­graph of them­selves jump­ing for joy.

Chil­dren from St Ber­nadette’s School in Long Lane, drew pic­tures of the cel­e­bra­tions held at their school on VE Day.

One made a model spit­fire and another con­trib­uted colour­ful bunt­ing, while three pupils sub­mit­ted en­tries on disks and a mem­ory stick.

Many of the school chil­dren had writ­ten letters to “peo­ple of the fu­ture”, de­scrib­ing the ma­jor news events of 2015 in­clud­ing the gen­eral elec­tion, the birth of Princess Char­lotte and Chelsea win­ning the Premier League.

Young­sters from St Ab­bots­field School in Clifton Gar­dens do­nated a school tie and badge and the Year 11 year­book with pho­to­graphs and good luck mes­sages.

While St An­drew’s Church of Eng­land Pri­mary School put to­gether a book called ‘Life in 2015’.

Nan­dita Joshi and Sivitha Si­vaku­mar, both 13 from Swak­leys School, wrote an ac­count of their daily lives which will no doubt prove fas­ci­nat­ing read­ing in the fu­ture.

And the vol­un­teers of RAF do­nated a slate coaster from the of­fi­cers’ mess at RAF Uxbridge as well as a plot­ting block from the Oper­a­tions Room ta­ble.

The time capsule burial was or­gan­ised by VINCI St. Mod­wen, the devel­oper build­ing 1,300 new homes, at St An­drew’s Park and will be un­earthed at an un­known fu­ture date.

Tim Sed­don, St. Mod­wen’s re­gional di­rec­tor said: “This has been a fan­tas­tic way of bring­ing to­gether el­e­ments of the past, present and fu­ture on site. The her­itage of RAF Uxbridge is tremen­dously im­por­tant and we wanted to in­volve lo­cal peo­ple in recog­nis­ing that and in our ex­cit­ing plans for the fu­ture of St An­drew’s Park.”

n GO­ING UN­DER­GROUND: Paul Thomas and Cyn­thia Fowler, both for­mer RAF Uxbridge Com­man­ders, bury the time capsule at St An­drew’s Park, watched by pupils from John Locke Academy

n HERALD­ING THE PAST AND THE FU­TURE: Mem­bers of the RAF joined school chil­dren to bury their time capsule

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