Local children have spent weeks creating artwork and stories to be buried in a time capsule in the grounds of Keble Court retirement development, in Church Crookham, Fleet, this week.

Pupils from St Nicholas’ School have been writing stories and creating artwork about what they think life will be like in 50 years’ time and children from Bright Horizons Nursey have produced a piece of artwork, which were all buried alongside documents relating to Keble Court on Friday 10 February.

The time capsule, donated by the construction company building Keble Court, Bouygues UK, was buried by over 40 children and Anchor staff at a special ceremony in the grounds of Keble. Beverley Smith- Pouliasis, Estate Services Manager at Keble Court said, “Everyone has been looking forward to burying the time capsule as it will be an insight into what the children believe life will be like when it is opened in 50 years’ time’. The pieces collected by the children and papers relating to Keble Court and Church Crookham, will be important historic documents when they are read in 2067.” 

St Nicholas’ School Head teacher, Mrs Whatmough, said: “It has been a fantastic opportunity for children at St Nicholas’ School to be involved in this project. When considering what should be included in the time capsule, we looked at what had changed in the last 50 years and then asked the children what they thought Fleet might look like in the future. Their art work and poems reflect their vision and hopefully many will re-visit in 2067 to open the capsule and see what became reality.”

Beverley added that she was thrilled that children from St Nicholas’ School and Bright Horizons Nursey attended the ceremony, saying: “We want to be central to life in Church Crookham and events like this are the start of our relationship with the local community.”

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