South­gate head calls time

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY LIFE - BY JAY GRENBY

SHARON MAR­GO­LIS marked her re­tire­ment as head of South­gate’s Wolf­son-Hil­lel Pri­mary School by bury­ing a time cap­sule in the play­ground on Mon­day, watched by staff, pupils and par­ents.

A copy of the latest JC was among the items in the 60 x 30cm con­tainer, along with other news­pa­pers and pho­tos of ev­ery school class and staff mem­ber. Pupils con­trib­uted writ­ten pieces, art­work and ob­jects re­flect­ing life in 2008.

The plan is for the cap­sule to re­main buried for 25 years, then opened at a school re­union. Its lo­ca­tion will be des­ig­nated by a sun­dial do­nated by Mrs Mar­go­lis, who served the school for 16 years.

Teacher Cookie Fore­man came up with the idea and co-or­di­nated ar­range­ments with par­ents Helena Sharp­stone and Phillipa Hart. Spectators in­cluded Ja­son Marantz, who takes charge in Septem­ber.

Year three pupil Brooke Far­ron said: “I was very ex­cited be­cause his­tory was be­ing made in the play­ground. I drew a pic­ture of fash­ion from nowa­days and it was put in the cap­sule.” Year five boy Tom Rose was amused at see­ing his teacher in fu­tur­is­tic fancy dress. “I re­ally en­joyed do­ing the work that went inside the cap­sule,” he added.

PHOTO: NA­DINE CO­HEN

Sharon Mar­go­lis ( sec­ond left), Helena Sharp­stone, Ja­son Marantz, Cookie Fore­man and Phillipa Hart

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