Local children have spent weeks creating artwork and stories to be buried in a time capsule in the grounds of Nelson Lodge care home in St Neots, this week.

Pupils from Bushmead Primary School have been writing stories and creating artwork about what they think life will be like in 50 years’ time which were all buried alongside documents relating to the new Anchor development, Nelson Lodge, on Whinfell Close.

The time capsule was buried by 12 school children and Anchor staff at a special ceremony in the grounds of the luxury care home. Jane Trimarco, Nelson Lodge care home manager 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 Nelson Lodge and St Neots, will be important historic documents when they are read in 2067.”

Bushmead Primary School Head teacher, Mr Down, said: “It has been a fantastic opportunity for children at Bushmead Primary 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 St Neots 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.”

Jane added that she was thrilled that children from Bushmead Primary School attended the ceremony, saying: “We want to be central to life in St Neots and events like this are the start of our relationship with the local community.”

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