Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Bramley pupils leave clues for future generations

Picture caption: "(front l-r) Abigail Armstrong age 8 and Morgan Gale age 9 help (back l-r) headteacher Ann-Marie Reeve and Cllr Judith Blake to bury the time capsule for future generations to discover"

Pupils at a primary school in Bramley have left clues about their lives for future generations to discover when they buried a time capsule earlier this week.

The time capsule was buried under a new playing field at Greenhill Primary School which is being created as part of a major refurbishment and part new-build programme.

Pupils and staff were joined by Councillor Judith Blake, Leeds City Council’s executive member for children’s services at a special ceremony to bury the time capsule, which will include a school uniform, text and photographs about the old and new schools, examples of pupils’ writing, a letter to the new head teacher, memorabilia for the queen’s jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics and the school mascot, amongst others.

A brand new modular building is currently being built which will be linked to the main existing school building. The new building will house the nursery, reception classes, a small hall, a multi purpose room and a classroom. The remaining part of the existing school has been refurbished to bring it in line with the new accommodation.

Ann-Marie Reeve, Headteacher at Greenhill Primary School said:

“These are exciting times for everybody at the school and we are delighted with our new building.

“The time capsule has been put together by our children and staff and will give whoever finds it an insight into what life was like at Greenhill Primary School in 2012.”

Councillor Judith Blake, executive member responsible for children’s services said:
“This is really exciting event for the children at Greenhill, who have clearly put a lot of thought into the items they have chosen to include in the time capsule. Whoever finds it in years to come will have great fun sorting through the bits and pieces and will realise what a fantastic school Greenhill was in 2012.”

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