Sunderland school children send message to the year 2063

Broadway Junior School pupils Jay Texeira and Jodie McCabe, front, with fellow classmates and engineer Billy Wandless who made the time capsule for the school to be buried for 50 years.
Broadway Junior School pupils Jay Texeira and Jodie McCabe, front, with fellow classmates and engineer Billy Wandless who made the time capsule for the school to be buried for 50 years.
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TIME will stand still in part of a school’s grounds as its pupils pass on a lesson about their own lives to a future generation.

The children at Broadway Junior School have buried a time capsule along with instructions for it to be opened in 50 years.

A large metal, sealed container was made for the Year 5 children to fill, with plenty for the Grindon Lane school’s pupils of 2063 to look at.

Teacher Catherine Hunter, who has worked with the pupils on the idea, said the capsule is waterproof and they have had a plaque made to show where it is buried.

She said: “It is part of a literacy project. We wanted to pick something the children could really get involved with and get excited about.

“They have been working on it for a few months now.”

The children have been talking to lots of people about what the area is like now and writing up their findings.

The class has filled the capsule with reports, photographs, biographies and put in a copy of a newspaper from the day they buried it.

Mrs Hunter said the project had been educational for the young people and the students had loved working on it.

She said the pupils are excited about the prospect of future students opening the capsule in 50 years.

“The pupils will be in their 60s by then, but they are all saying they will come along to the school to see it being dug up and find out how things have changed.”