Time capsule tells tales for future generations
Published by Joanne McNally for Riverside in Communities and also in Environment
pupils from Highlands Primary school burying their time capsule
Riverside, one of the Uk's leading housing associations buried a time capsule with the help of local school children on the site of a new play park on North Bransholme, Hull.
Pupils from each year of Highlands Primary School on North Bransholme put together a book detailing what life was like for them at their school in the present day. A passage from the book was read out at the school’s assembly and the book, together with a newspaper and other items were sealed inside the capsule and buried at the site of the proposed new play area and skate park on the North Bransholme estate.
A commemorative plaque marks the spot in the park where the capsule is buried.
Carolyn Hewitt, Riverside’s community project’s supervisor said “It was lovely to see so many of the children being involved in the burial of the time capsule. Their book illustrates what life is like in their school and hopefully in years to come people can see what school life was like in the year 2014.”
Mark Collins, from Reform, the landscape architects behind the design of the new play park, gave a presentation to the pupils on what the new play area and skate park would look like once it was completed at the end of the summer 2014.
Mark said “I was very pleased to be invited to the burial of the time capsule to celebrate the planting of the boulevard of trees, which have added so much to Pennine Way. The drawings were fantastic and the children were so well behaved and full of enthusiasm for the new play area and skate park, which will be implemented later in the year.
I am really looking forward to returning to North Bransholme to see the local community enjoying the park when it’s complete.”