Northumberland children leave legacy at housing development

Excited children have left their mark for future generations.

Monday, 21st June 2021, 7:00 am
Pupils from Grange View Church of England First School visit the Grangemoor Park development to bury a time capsule.

Housebuilder Gleeson Homes invited 20 pupils from Grange View Church of England First School to visit its Grangemoor Park development in Widdrington to bury a Covid-19 time capsule.

The pupils have been collating memories, drawings, poems and letters over the last year in lockdown and were approached by Gleeson to create a time capsule of their work, to be buried on the site for future generations to discover.

Each student was given a hi vis jackets, hard hat plus a health and safety talk about the dangers of playing on building sites.

After the capsule burial took place, it was covered and marked by a new blossom tree.

Louise Laskey, headteacher, said: “We were thrilled to be asked by Gleeson Homes to be part of its time capsule project.

"The children were given the opportunity to collect together memories of lockdown including stories, artwork, letters and photos to bury at the site.

“They loved writing, drawing and talking about what they could pop in the time capsule and provided a huge amount of work for Gleeson to choose from.

"Visiting the site seeing the time capsule be buried was such a great experience that I’m sure they will remember for the rest of their lives; one child even commented that 'this was the best day of her life'!

"Gleeson has been superb at ensuring we are all engaged with the growth of our community.”

Ed Alder, Operations Director at Gleeson said: “We were delighted to welcome the teachers and children from Grange View Church of England First School to site.”