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Pupils take part in time capsule burial

A letter to the people of the future, a school jumper and class photographs are just some of the items buried in a Dudley school time capsule.

Local school children from Beechwood C of E Primary School in Dudley have been busy preparing items for a new time capsule, which was buried on school grounds recently.

Local developer firm Jessup, which is building homes next door to the school as part of Dudley Council’s private homes for sale project has donated the time capsule to the school.

Children from Beechwood C of E Primary School with from left to right: Sophie Blick, head teach at Beechwood C of E Primary School, Austin Russell, site manager for Jessup Brothers and Andy Timmins from Dudley Council. The capsule has been buried alongside a plaque, which says it should be opened 50 years from now, on October 18 2069.

Other items buried in the time capsule include a copy of the school’s Christian values, a 2019 poppy appeal pin, a copy of their Ofsted report, a medal, a 2019 coin and an article including facts about 2019. Councillor Laura Taylor, cabinet member for housing, communities and residents’ welfare, said:

"This is fantastic to see our developers giving a little something back to the community. It sounds like the children had lots of fun thinking about what people would want to see fifty years from now."

Clive Jessup, CEO of Jessup Brothers Ltd, added:

"Jessup is delighted to support the time capsule burial event with Beechwood School and Dudley Council to mark the development of 33 new homes on Beechwood Road for the community of Kates Hill.”

Jessup have been working on the development next door to the school. They are building 33 new homes, 25 homes have already sold and the remaining eight homes are available as an affordable option.

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