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A slice of life 50 years from now

CHILDREN in Chelmsley Wood have buried a time capsule which won’t see the light of day for another 50 years.

CHILDREN in Chelmsley Wood have buried a time capsule which won’t see the light of day for another 50 years.

On Tuesday, pupils from St Anne’s Catholic Primary lowered the container into a specially-dug hole, on the site of their new building.

By the time the capsule is retrieved in 2060, the school’s reception class will all be in their fifties.

Kevin Shannon, deputy headteacher, said that the pupils had enjoyed picking modern-day items to put inside.

“We’ve had the children doing lots of things - writing about themselves, doing handprints and finding photos.

“There’s also a DVD, which has a film on it which is basically a tour of the school as it is today.”

A plaque will also be put up at the brand-new building, which gives directions to find the capsule, concealed beneath a paving slab.

St Anne’s pupils will be moving into their new premises - just next door to their present building on Nineacres Drive - in the autumn.

While time capsules have become more popular since the turn of the Millennium, they’re not wholly new.

Two-years-ago, a lead casket, dating from 1910, was discovered while repairs were being carried out at Shirley Baptist Church

 

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