Time capsule marks St Ives school’s 50th anniversary

Westfield School, St Ives, are planting a time capsule, to mark their 50th anniversary, Year 6 pupil

Westfield School, St Ives, are planting a time capsule, to mark their 50th anniversary, Year 6 pupils (l-r) Jack, Harry, and Anna, - Credit: Archant

Text books, a football shirt, leavers’ book, a commemorative tea towel and mug are among a host of items that have been buried in a time capsule at Westfield Junior School, St Ives.

Westfield School, St Ives, are planting a time capsule, to mark their 50th anniversary, Year 6 pupil

Westfield School, St Ives, are planting a time capsule, to mark their 50th anniversary, Year 6 pupils (l-r) Jack, Harry, and Anna, - Credit: Archant

The capsule was lowered into a hole at the front of the school next to its nature garden on Wednesday (July 22) by year six pupil Harry.

Head teacher Lucy Roberts said: “Harry has won the honour to place the time capsule into the whole after winning a competition at the school fete.”

The student council decided what would be put into the box with a number of objects being talked about over many weeks of deliberation.

“They are things that represent the school now that hopefully will be opened in 50 years time.”


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The time capsule culminated the school’s 50th anniversary celebrations that included a 1960’s art project, talks for ex pupils and a 60’s themed party with all the children dressing up in groovy outfits.

As a part of the commemorations the box of memories will be accompanied by a plaque.

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“On the plaque it will say that the box needs to be opened on the 11th December 2064 which will be the school’s 100th anniversary, said Mrs Roberts.

The school have thanked Wild Goose Construction for the help they have given in digging the hole for the time capsule.

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