5th december 2023

School pupils capture life now in time capsule challenge

The pupils at St Philomena’s Primary, Robroyston Road, Robroyston have risen to a challenge that our team at Monument Way set for them which was to capture a snapshot of life in 2023 to create a time capsule that will be sealed until 2073.

Time Capsule - Class

Moment in time

The time capsule will make a very interesting discovery in 50 years, and it marks the official launch of Taylor Wimpey West’s show homes and sales information centre at Monument Way in Robroyston.

As a whole school project, with every class bringing items for the time capsule, the children have created an interesting picture of modern life in Robroyston which is now sealed for future discovery.

The items include letters to their future self which includes their aspirations for their careers; class of 2023 pictures; a Scotland football shirt and boots to note the country’s qualification UEFA Euro 2024; an old model mobile phone; glasses; some of the children’s favourite toys such as a transformer, UNO and a fidget; an analogue clock and a playlist from Primary 5/6 which tells the recipient about their favourite music.

They also provided a school tie, a local newspaper and a very special commemorative St Philomena’s souvenir brochure dated 1940-1990 which includes history about the school and pictures of old teachers.

Another very special item that has found its way into the time capsule is an old glass milk bottle which was found under the floor of the school’s old gym hall floor when the school was refurbished in 2008. It has been kept safely in the Depute Head Teacher’s office. It’s now inside the time capsule with a helpful note to describe what it is and where it was originally left under the floor by the builders at the time of the school’s construction in 1963.

The pupils have fully embraced and enjoyed the project that was set for them by the Taylor Wimpey team.
Time Capsule contents