Academy pupils create memory for future generations

School children from Wistaston left their own mark on history this week as they buried a time capsule at Bloor Homes’ new Wistaston Brook development for future generations to discover.

The pupils aged 5 to 11 from Wistaston Church Lane Academy put a variety of objects into the capsule, ranging from popular toys such as Lego, a squishy and slime to a school uniform, coins, letters to their future selves as well as a USB memory stick containing videos of themselves and their work. Poignantly, the children also included pictures of endangered animals which they thought may be extinct in 50 years.

Principal at Wistaston Church Lane Academy, James Bancroft, said: “The children have really enjoyed putting together their very own time capsule. The activity has challenged them to think about how different life will be for the future community and where they themselves might be and what jobs they will be doing. 

“They enjoyed discussing what life might look like in years to come and had lots of fun selecting items to be buried that will give future generations some insight into what their lives were like in 2019. We are extremely proud to be involved in this project with Bloor Homes.”

As well as creating an exciting memory for future generations, the children also got to take a look behind the scenes at Wistaston Brook where Bloor Homes is currently building 300 new homes.
James added: “As the Wistaston Brook development is so close to our school, the children are very interested in how the site is developing and notice as new homes pop up. So, it was nice for them to be able to visit the site and learn more about the housebuilding process and the many different jobs involved in building new homes.”

Sarah Ransom, Marketing Manager at Bloor Homes North West, said: “As we create a thriving new community here at Wistaston, we thought it would be a great initiative to get involved with the children from Wistaston Church Lane Academy and work with them on this time capsule project. It also seemed like a very fitting way to mark the 50th anniversary of Bloor Homes.“It was wonderful to welcome the group of children from the school to the development to help bury the time capsule and to hear from them about the objects they chose to include for future generations to one day discover.”

Wistaston Brook is a new development off Church Lane that will include a variety of property house types and sizes, from two-to five-bedroom homes, providing much-needed new housing for the area. The development will include around five hectares of public open space for new footpaths and a children’s play area.
The development is located within easy commute of the M6 and enjoys a variety of excellent local amenities, making this the ideal place for families.