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Students bury time capsule at new development, offering a look into childhood life in the 2020s for future generations.

Jan 17, 2024

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Students from Sound and District Primary School buried a time capsule at a new housing development in Aston, near Nantwich. They aim to show future generations what life was like for children in the 2020s.

The 31-family home Alderwood Gardens development is being built by Edgefold Homes and marketed by local estate agents butters john bee.

Carlos Hernandez, butters john bee's New Homes Regional Sales Director, said, "It’s not every day that you get to be involved with creating a little bit of history for future generations and I was really pleased that we were able to arrange this between the developers and the school.”

The students included items like a list of endangered animals, money, details about the royal family, and information about the Covid-19 pandemic in the capsule. They also added a map of the local area and details about their school, including a newsletter, lunch menu, and an erasable pen.

Laura Minshall-Thomas, Headteacher at Sound and District Primary School, said, "“It was great to see how excited the children were when we asked them to put together the time capsule and they took care in making the choices to give a really good reflection of their school and the world around them.”

Jack Seddon, Construction Director at Edgefold Homes, praised the students' thoughtful choices for the capsule. He said “It’s lovely to have the support of the community and local school here at Alderwood Gardens, I know the children have really thought about what to put in the time capsule and I do wonder what people in 100 years will make of it.”

The development features three- and four-bedroom homes carefully designed for families. For more information, visit www.edgefoldhomes.co.uk/development/aston/.