Pupils from Bryning with Warton, St Paul’s Primary School have gone ‘back to the future’ by burying a time capsule in the grounds of the Barratt development they helped to name.
The time capsule is designed to be unearthed in one hundred years from now, offering a snapshot to future generations of what life was really like in 2016.
Barratt Manchester development- Highgate Park, Warton, was officially launched in January 2015 by the then Deputy Mayor of Fylde, Cllr Karen Henshaw, Barratt Manchester MD- Neil Goodwin and Olivia Riley, the year six pupil who came up with the development name selected.
Nearly two years on, pupil representatives from each year at the school were welcomed once again by Neil Goodwin, along with Fylde Mayor, Councillor Christine Akeroyd and Site Manager, Dave Pritchard.
The contents of the time capsule included examples of current curriculum work, a school reading book, a cuddly teddy bear wearing school uniform and a journal created by the children which documents their everyday lives. Last but not least was a site plan of the development along with a copy of the Lancashire Evening Post.
Commenting on the time capsule burial, Cllr Akeroyd said:
“It was a pleasure to see the pupils’ hard work and effort in collecting the artefacts for future generations to discover. The school is an integral part of this community, and it’s great to see the enthusiasm with which it embraced the project.”
Bryning with Warton Primary School Head Teacher, Mrs Elaine Morey, said:
“It was a fascinating challenge for our pupils to think about what items might be of interest in 100 years. They thoroughly enjoyed the project and are very proud to be involved.”
Neil Goodwin- Barratt Manchester MD, said:
“It’s important to us that we get to know the communities in which we build, and we’re delighted to involve the school throughout the construction process. Many of the pupils who attend the school now, and for years to come, will live at Highgate Park. We thank them, and of course the Mayor, for helping us to make a unique piece of social history.”