A time capsule giving future generations a glimpse of life in 2017 has been buried at Redrock, Stockport by pupils from St Mary’s RC Primary School.
Filled with many everyday items, the time capsule was the brain child of pupils from St Mary’s RC Primary who saw the work taking place at Redrock and wanted to produce a lasting record of their school life, and Stockport today for future Stopfordians. Working with Stockport Council and George Cox this idea has become a reality.
Pupils from every year group at the school have been involved in putting the capsule together, giving their ideas and contributing towards it.
Earlier this week the finished capsule was brought into Stockport by some of the pupils and buried by them, their Headteacher Paul Towey, Councillor Alex Ganotis, Leader of Stockport Council and Martyn Cox, Director at George Cox & Sons, in the new public square that links Redrock with the rest of the Town Centre.
Containing lots of the children’s work; class photos; information about the school; a school sweater; a reading bag filled with books; a copy of the Stockport Express and Manchester Evening News; a cross; a set of stamps and some coins from 2017, the time capsule will now lie buried until it is discovered at some point in the future.
Councillor Alex Ganotis, Leader of Stockport Council, said:
“I think this is a brilliant idea, and great to be able to share with future residents what Stockport was like in 2017. I’m sure that when the time capsule is dug up Stockport will be a very different place.
“The pupils were really enthusiastic about the time capsule and came up with lots of good ideas for its contents. The whole school from Nursery to Year 6 contributed. It will be great for them to look back on this experience and be reminded of their school days at St Mary’s in the future,” commented Paul Towey, Headteacher at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School.”
Martyn Cox, Director at George Cox & Sons said:
“We’re delighted to be able to help a local school record a moment in time by facilitating the burying a time capsule at Redrock, Stockport. We hope that in years to come it will be source of great interest to those who discover it.”