Pupils bury thoughts of fu­ture at homes site

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PUPILS from Kew Woods Pri­mary School have gone “back to the fu­ture” by burying a time cap­sule, re­flect­ing life in 2017, at the David Wil­son Homes (DWH) North West’s Pavil­ion Gar­dens devel­op­ment, in South­port.

With the help of Sefton coun­cil­lors Mike Booth and Fred Weavers, the pupils were in­vited to give stu­dents of the fu­ture an idea of what life was like in 2017.

DWH North West site man­ager, Dave Pickup, was on hand to help the school coun­cil and eco­club pupils dig a suit­able spot to bury the arte­facts, which will not be un­earthed un­til 2117 – one hun­dred years from now.

The con­tents of the time cap­sule in­cluded doc­u­ments from the school’s cur­ricu­lum, the chil­dren’s book, Char­lie and the Choco­late Fac­tory, art­work fore­cast­ing the pupils’ vi­sion of 2117, pho­tographs of the school to­day, a school news­let­ter and the school’s code of con­duct.

Com­ment­ing on the time cap­sule burial, Cllr Weavers said: “It was fan­tas­tic to see pupils from Kew Woods Pri­mary put such great ef­forts into col­lect­ing arte­facts for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to dis­cover.

“The chil­dren truly em­braced the chal­lenge and it’s great to see the school and DWH work­ing to­gether as part of the lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

School teacher at Kew Woods Pri­mary, Han­nah Shot­ton, added: “Our pupils thor­oughly en­joyed tak­ing part in the time cap­sule project and found com­ing up with ideas a fas­ci­nat­ing chal­lenge.

“As a school, we’re very proud to have con­trib­uted to our lo­cal his­tory.”

DWH plan­ning di­rec­tor, An­drew Tay­lor, said: “It has been a priv­i­lege work­ing on the Pavil­ion Gar­dens site since we be­gan the devel­op­ment last year and we thank both the school and coun­cil­lors for help­ing us to cel­e­brate the suc­cess so far.

“We look for­ward to work­ing closely with the lo­cal com­mu­nity through­out the course of the project.”

Pavil­ion Gar­dens of­fers a range of two, three, four and five bed­room homes from £207,995.

The Mar­ket­ing Suite is open Mon­day, 12.30 - 5.30pm, and Thurs­day - Sun­day, 10am - 5.30pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Pavil­ion Gar­dens and David Wil­son Homes, please call 0844 811 33 66 or visit www.dwh.co.uk

Chil­dren from Kew Woods Pri­mary School, in South­port, work­ing with DWH North West to bury their time cap­sule in the house builder’s devel­op­ment, Pavil­ion Gar­dens

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