Pupils bury thoughts of future at homes site
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.”
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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