School’s capsule for future

With the time capsule are, front from left, Sadie Bulman, Ryan Clements and Estelle Carey.'Back from left, headteacher Eilis Siddall, Grahame Smith of Mansells and Hazel Lewis.'Picture by Neil Silk  112564
With the time capsule are, front from left, Sadie Bulman, Ryan Clements and Estelle Carey.'Back from left, headteacher Eilis Siddall, Grahame Smith of Mansells and Hazel Lewis.'Picture by Neil Silk 112564

A TIME capsule found under a Scarborough Church has inspired a school to bury its own set of artifacts.

Youngsters at Friarage School have buried their own capsule in the hope of letting people in the future know what life was like at their school.

The Longwestgate school is currently undergoing a building project to rebuild the ‘hub’ that connects the two parts of the school.

Before the ground building work was completed pupils took the opportunity to bury their capsule.

Headteacher Eilis Siddall said: “Our administration assistant, Hazel Lewis, saw the story in the Evening News about the time capsule found under Wesley Church, and thought while we were having our building work done it would be a good chance to put together our own capsule.

“We buried a few copies of the Evening News, a brief history of the school and some letters from staff and children.

“The children were very excited about it. They enjoyed the idea of other children learning about them in years to come.

“They also got to learn a bit about the history of the school themselves.”