Youngsters have buried a time capsule at a brand-new housing development in Aston, near Nantwich, to give future generations a snapshot of what life is like for children in the 2020s.
Pupils from Sound and District Primary School gathered items to be dug in at the 31-family home Alderwood Gardens development which is being constructed by Edgefold Homes and exclusively marketed by local estate agents Butters John Bee.
New Homes Regional Sales Director at Butter John Bee Carlos Hernandez said: “It’s not every day that you get to be involved with creating a little bit of history for future generations and I was really pleased that we were able to arrange this between the developers and the school.”
Among the items included by the students were a list of endangered animals, money and how much things cost, information about the royal family and details about the Covid-19 pandemic.
Also included in the box were a map of the local area and information about their school including a newsletter, lunch menu and an erasable pen which the pupils hope will be dug up and enjoyed by children of a similar age in 100 years when even more communication and art is likely to be digital.
Laura Minshall-Thomas, Headteacher at Sound and District Primary School said: “It was great to see how excited the children were when we asked them to put together the time capsule and they took care in making the choices to give a really good reflection of their school and the world around them.”
Jack Seddon, Construction Director at Edgefold Homes, praised the pupils for the thought they had put into the capsule at the development which has been placed close to the children’s playground.
“It’s lovely to have the support of the community and local school here at Alderwood Gardens,” he said.
“I know the children have really thought about what to put in the time capsule and I do wonder what people in 100 years will make of it.”
The development has been carefully designed specifically for the location using local architectural features and features a mix of three- and four-bedroom homes, ideally suited for families.
For more information about the development, visit www.edgefoldhomes.co.uk/development/aston/