Pupils look to past, present and future with time capsule at Bloor’s Eastham Green development

Local school children have created their own piece of history at a Bloor Homes site in Eastham on the Wirral.

03/03/2017 - General

Pupils at Heygarth Primary School were invited by the developer to choose a variety of objects which sum up their local area to them. Among the items chosen were a school jumper, a local newspaper, a children’s book and a letter to the future written by the pupils. The items were buried in a time capsule at the developer’s Eastham Green site on Bridle Road.

Tina Avis-Edwards, Regional Sales Director for Bloor Homes North West, said: “Time capsules are a great way for schoolchildren to leave a lasting legacy from their time as students and provide future generations with the exciting prospect of unveiling the items left behind.“We wanted the pupils to choose objects which encapsulate the character of their local area, and we’ve been really impressed by the choices they made. “They came up with some really good ideas which will surely be both interesting and informative to future generations.”

The year three pupils were challenged to find items that represented what makes their area special, to allow future generations to get a sense of the past once the capsule is unearthed.Year three class teacher Karen Howell, said: “This project really allowed our pupils to investigate local life, and find what made their area special to them, with some great results.“They were all very enthusiastic about burying the time capsule, and the prospect of it being uncovered at some point in the future.”

Heygarth Primary School is located just half a mile from Bloor Homes’ Eastham Green development, where 44 new homes are being built.