March school pupils look to the future with a time capsule filled with memorabilia from 2015

Cavalry school, March. Time capsule. Picture: Steve Williams.

Cavalry school, March. Time capsule. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Hand prints, photographs, newspapers, building plans and a DVD of Disney’s Frozen are among a host of items that were buried in a time capsule at Cavalry School in March.

Cavalry school, March. Time capsule. Picture: Steve Williams.

Cavalry school, March. Time capsule. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

The capsule, which was lowered into a hole in the foundations of the school’s new extension, was buried last week by Year Six pupils: Sophie Hunt, Charles thurlby, Ryan Thomas, Emily Goodman and Reception pupils: Alex Wrighton and Abigail Ward, together with headteacher Val Spriggs and Martin Holland, site manager for builder’s Coulson.

Each year group contributed items to the capsule.

Reception children put in their handprints with their names written in their best handwriting, Year One drew pictures of their favourite toys, Year Two had their pictures taken holding a sign saying what they want to be when they grow up, Year Three filled in questionnaires about their families, Year Four wrote about Frozen, Year Five wrote about loom bands and Year Six wrote about the royal family and their favourite music and films.

A copy of the latest Cambs Times was also included along with the national paper for the day, maps of March and a town guide book.

Cavalry school, March. Time capsule. Picture: Steve Williams.

Cavalry school, March. Time capsule. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant


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Mrs Spriggs, who is retiring this summer, said the children had enjoyed collecting the items for the capsule which is now buried under a corridor outside what will be a new staff room.

The extension, which includes new classrooms and toilets, will be completed in time for the new school year in September.

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