Children of Lethbridge Primary School have helped put Swindon in the history books with the burial of a time capsule at Old Town?s stylish new development Royal Mead.
The year 5 pupils joined developers George Wimpey to commemorate the end of the school year by burying a collection of items that they feel represent the school and the town in 2007. Anna Valentine, 9, said. "we collected things that would show children in the future what it is like in our school. We have included a newspaper so they can read about us, a Harry Potter DVD, some photos, a calculator and some of our best school work.?"
And Erfan Najaran, who lives at Royal Mead, said, "we are really excited about burying our time capsule because it will be in the ground for hundreds of years. Maybe our great, great grandchildren will find it and learn all about our lives in 2007.?"
The items collected by the children and their teacher Mrs Whateley Smith will be buried alongside postcards showing views of the town, a local sandwich bar menu, a theatre programme and pictures of the children with the time capsule.
Wendy White, Sales and Marketing Director for George Wimpey South West commented, "as a housing developer, George Wimpey feel that it is important to get involved with the local community. We felt that by burying a time capsule at the site and asking the local children to contribute, we could offer something to capture and remember the spirit of Swindon in 2007?.
George Wimpey also made a donation of £150 to Lethbridge Primary towards textbooks for the new school year.
Royal Mead is a cosmopolitan development offers a range of stylish one and two bedroom apartments with prices starting at £174,995. There are also spacious, modern three bedroom properties available at £249,995 and four bedroom homes from £269,995.
George Wimpey is also developing sites at Summermead and The Ridings in Priory Vale and Oakley Park in Central Swindon. For information call 01793 898200, Monday ?to Friday 9am to ? 5.30pm
Pictured top and bottom, Lethbridge pupils, front to back: Laura Scott, Erfan Najaran, Imogen Beckhelling, Glenn Gregory, Henry Laver and Anna valentine.
Middle, site managers Sean Haughey, left, and Simon Cook on the right. Children left to right: Laura Scott, Imogen Beckhelling, Anna Valentine, Henry Laver, Glenn Gregory and Erfan Najaran.