Children bury time capsule on new estate

Children from Upton primary School are burying a time capsule at the new house develpoment by Barratt Homes.
Children from Upton primary School are burying a time capsule at the new house develpoment by Barratt Homes.

Youngsters have buried their own time capsule on the site of a new housing estate.

The pupils from Upton Primary School have been collecting historical memorabilia to put in their capsule as part of a recent history project.

They then helped bury it on the new Priory Fields development – being built by Barratt Homes – on Common Lane.

Sophie Benton, year five teacher, said: “The children have loved collecting items, photographs and news stories about Upton over the last few weeks, and were very excited to think that work that they’ve done could be found in the future.”

The pupils then learned more about building site safety during a talk by site manager Mick Wilcox.

Dan Hardcastle, sales manager at Priory Fields, said: “It was great to have the children from Upton Primary School visiting our development and burying pieces of history for future generations to find.”