Time capsule gives children of the future a taste of life in 2017

Junior School pupils filled a time capsule with their favourite toys, books and school mementos and buried it in the school grounds.

Boys and girls from Reception to Year Six embarked on the project as part of the celebrations marking the centenary of the school’s move to the Hallam site.

In lessons, they talked about what life was like 100 years ago and decided they would try and give future pupils a glimpse of life in 2017.


Pre-Reception and Infant children chose to put photographs of the school uniform, a class timetable and a copy of the school prayer in the capsule.

Year Three pupils put their thumbprint into the capsule while boys and girls in Year Four shared their memories of school trips.

Toys including a Barbie, Beanie Babies, Lego, a fidget spinner and a Rubik’s cube were put into the box alongside books by Roald Dahl and Jacqueline Wilson.


Food wrappers including chocolate bars, Heinz baked beans, Walkers crisps, Ritz crackers and a Coca Cola bottle were put in to show future pupils the kinds of things children eat and drink in 2017.

Pupils also included a list of prices for everyday food items and gas and electricity bills.

Other information included average house prices, the most popular names for girls and boys, the top 5 pop songs, the new five pound note and various newspaper headlines.


To illustrate what life is like at school in 2017, pupils put in a school tea towel, a whole school photograph, a letter from the Headmaster, a brochure on the history of Stockport Grammar School, the school DVD, a school tie and the school teddy bear.

Year Three teacher Mrs Neelum Hurst, who co-ordinated the project, said: “We would like to suggest that the capsule will be opened in 25 years and then re buried again until 2116. We are very proud of our school and wanted to be part of its history and part of the future.”

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