Pupils capture life now in time capsule challenge

Date: Friday 10 February 2017

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School pupils at Bishopton Primary in Bishopton, Scotland, have been studying their local area both past and present, and when our West Scotland team heard about this project they challenged the whole school to capture a snapshot of life in 2017 to create a time capsule that will be sealed until 2067.

The time capsule will make a very interesting discovery in 50 years’ time, and it marks our ongoing commitment to the Dargavel Village development in the village.

Working in their classes, the children have created an interesting picture of modern life in Bishopton which is now sealed for future discovery and includes letters to their future self, a selection of coins, and ‘all about me’ banners which tell the recipient about their favourite things to do locally. They’ve also provided the current school menu, a small whiteboard, a calculator, as well as a pen and a pencil with a note asking ‘do you still use these?’.

The pupils have fully embraced and enjoyed the project that was we set for them. Ruth Burnett, teacher at Bishopton Primary School, says:  “This has been a fun project for the whole school to be involved in, and it’s an opportunity for the children to make a little bit of local history in their own town.  

“In school we’ve been learning about the local history of Bishopton and comparing what we see now to photographs of many years ago. This project has been a great way for the children to think about the regular items they use in their everyday life and whether children in the future will still use them in 50 years’ time. Knowing they’ve played a part in this significant development in Dargavel Village is very exciting.”

Audrey Ross, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, adds:  “A time capsule is a fun way of communicating from the present day to the future, and our project with Bishopton Primary School is a great way for us to capture some memories of what it’s like to be a child growing up in Bishopton now.

“The children have really embraced this project and they’ve provided some great artefacts that will now be sealed until 2067!”

Dargavel Village currently offers a selection of three, four and five-bedroom houses.