Date: Friday 13 December 2013
A snapshot of life at a Welwyn Garden City school in 2013 is set to be frozen in time for future generations thanks to Taylor Wimpey.
The leading housebuilder invited pupils at Springmead Primary School to fill a time capsule with objects documenting contemporary school life – in preparation for a burial ceremony in the grounds of Taylor Wimpey’s Mirage development in Broadwater Road, Welwyn Garden City.
Pupils chose items such as photos of the school, a dinner menu, the school logo and the school badge to go into the capsule, which will be buried in the courtyard gardens which form a tranquil green open space at the centre of the ‘Square’ apartment building at Mirage.
School head Judith Sumner says: “This project has really fired the imagination of children at the school and it has been an excellent activity to support their learning.
“As well as well as thinking about which objects best reflect school life today, they have also been thinking about who might open the capsule in years to come and what life might like be then.”
Christine Scarborough, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “Working with Springmead Primary School on the time capsule project at Mirage reflects our belief that building a new homes development is about more than just providing high-quality properties for people to live in – it is also about helping to enhance community life now and for generations to come.
“It was very interesting to see what the children chose to put into the capsule and whoever digs it up in the future won’t fail to be impressed – and informed about life as a Springmead pupil in 2013!”
There’s a selection of one and two-bedroom ‘Square’ apartments available at Mirage, priced from £147,500.
The Mirage Sales Information Centre is located in Broadwater Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 3BQ, and open daily from 10am to 5.30pm (Mondays 2pm to 5.30pm). Alternatively, the Sales Executive can be contacted on 01707 240630.
Information on Taylor Wimpey developments across the region is available by calling 0208 236 3800 or by visiting www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.