Primary pupils bury legacy for scholars of the future

PUPILS at a Sheffield primary school have buried a time capsule, to give children in 50 years' time an insight into what life was like in 2010.

Youngsters from Woodhouse West Primary School in Coisley Hill were invited to bury the capsule by housing organisation Lovell and contractor Frank Haslam Milan (FHM), who are working together on a new housing development in the neighbourhood.

The pupils filled the capsule with a selection of items including class photos, a school dinner menu, newspapers and maps. They then buried the capsule, which will remain underground until 2060, and planted an oak tree to mark the occasion.

Lovell regional director Noel Adams said: "Wherever we work, we're keen to involve the local community in our projects. With Woodhouse West Primary School being so close to the new homes we are building at Wickfield Drive, and many of the pupils coming from the Scowerdons estate, we thought this would be a fun way of helping them to find out more about the scheme."

Woodhouse West Primary School learning mentor Tina Holmes added: "We were delighted to be involved in this exciting project. Generations of parents, staff and children have been attending Woodhouse West Primary School for many years, many of whom grew up on the Scowerdons estate.

"It will be really interesting to know what the future community think of our lives in 2010. Hopefully some of the adults present when the time capsule is opened in 2060 will remember it being buried."