Memories Captured in Buried Time Capsule

Year 6 students Gabrielle Robinson,Tiarna Newbold and Trent Sealy.Picture: Martin Kennealey         d447572
Year 6 students Gabrielle Robinson,Tiarna Newbold and Trent Sealy.Picture: Martin Kennealey        d447572

STUDENTS marked the end of the first year at an Alkimos school by filling a time capsule with memorabilia.

The St James Anglican School time capsule was buried on the school grounds on December 7, with plans for it to be reopened in 2035.

Sealed in a specially lined container, the capsule contains letters from every Year 6 student to their future selves, plus a school year book, photo of the whole school group, a letter from the principal, school uniform and a cross donated by the St James Chapel.

“The students have put in an example of a typical pencil case and work tools that a student uses today, including an iPad,” principal Adrian Pree said.

“We thought it would be interesting to compare this in 20 years as with technology changing so quickly, who knows what students will use in 2035?”

The time capsule also contains sports equipment, cash, a 2015 newspaper, school video diaries by Year 6 students and, as a science experiment, a McDonald’s burger.