Northamptonshire school buries time capsule

Teaching assistants Gwen Homer and Ruth Denton who have worked at the school since 1986 and 1996 respectively, with members of the art club who chose the objects for the time capsule
Teaching assistants Gwen Homer and Ruth Denton who have worked at the school since 1986 and 1996 respectively, with members of the art club who chose the objects for the time capsule
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Pupils at Great Doddington Primary School have buried a time capsule which they hope will be unearthed 50 years into the future.

The capsule – a recycled bread bin – contains pictures, letters and news about recent events, which have been collected to give people living in 2065 a revealing insight into life at the school today.

Teaching assistants Gwen Homer and Ruth Denton, the two longest-serving members of staff, were given the honour of laying the capsule in the grounds of the school.

A plaque is to be erected to mark the spot.

Teaching assistant Marie Pike said: “Children in the art club came up with the idea for the time capsule but the whole school got involved in the project.

“Pupils wrote about their hobbies and what they did at school during a typical day.

“We also put in information about the Royal Family, famous pop groups and sports stars, and the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

“It’s really exciting to think that the contents of the capsule will be read by people 50 years from now.

“In 2065 I’ll be 96 and the acting headteacher Teresa Davis will be 100.

“If we’re both still around, we might even be here to see it being dug up and opened!”