Time pod has pupils’ hopes for city’s future
CHILDREN from schools in Peterborough have been putting pen to paper to record their thoughts for the future.
Youngsters from about nine schools have written letters outlining their hopes for the future of Peterborough and how they imagine the city might look in the years to come, along with a little bit about themselves, and they have been placed in a time capsule that has been buried at a retail park.
Mayor of Peterborough Councillor Paulathacker attended a ceremony at the Brotherhood Retail Park, which is currently undergoing a £23 million revamp and will reopen later this year, to bury the time capsule and also placed a commemorative plaque on the site.
Phil Huby, Asset Manager for the Brotherhood Shopping Park, said that more than 700 primary school pupils had taken part in the time capsule project.
The capsule will not be reopened until 2032.
Mr Huby said: “With the development of the Brotherhood Shopping Park now fully underway and only a few months to go until the first few units open, the time capsule is the perfect addition to the site.
He said: “We would like to thank everyone that has taken part in our time capsule project.
Mr Huby added: “It will be really interesting to know whether the children’s aspirations and predictions for the town come true.”
TIMELY: Pupils hand the Mayor of Peterborough Cllr Paula Thacker a plaque to mark the site of the time capsule