Time Capsule at New City Primary School

Pupils and staff from New City Primary School have spent weeks collecting items to be buried in a time capsule in the grounds of their school adjacent to the new extension. They have collated photographs, menus, and lesson plans, amongst other items, to represent a “Snapshot of our time”. The time capsule was buried by staff and pupils, past and present, at a special ceremony on Tuesday 20th October. Invited guests which included local ward Councillor Joy Laguda, MBE, were then given a guided tour around the new extension which included the new roof top market garden.

Students at the school said “Everyone has been really looking forward to burying the time capsule and it will provide a look into our life at school in 2015 when it is opened in 50 years’ time.”

Rob Weatherston Senior Contracts Manager at Neilcott Construction said “We were delighted to bring our expertise to the expansions works at New City Primary School. The new building will provide an inspirational space for staff and students alike”

The construction works tookTime-Capsule place to increase the school from 2.5 forms of entry to a full 3 form entry school increasing pupil numbers from 540 to 630 and increasing nursery numbers from 38 full time places to 45 full time places.

The proposals included a new three storey extension to the main building providing new nursery facilities, new entrance and reception office and staff offices at ground floor, a mix of staff and teaching spaces at first floor and mezzanine levels with a roof terrace. A new pedestrian entrance has also been created off Tunmarsh Lane.