Pupils from Edinburgh’s Tollcross Primary have buried a time capsule at the site of the expanded Edinburgh InternationalConference Centre (EICC) development, which is currently under construction close to the school.
The school’s time capsule project involved pupils considering what their world may be like in 2061, when the solid lead time capsule will be re-opened, and what they think will be important to school pupils at that time.
The time capsule included photographs and images of the local area, examples of school work and messages to themselves in the future.
Since July last year, the English- and Gaelic-speaking school has been working with Sir Robert McAlpine, the principal contractor for the development, as part of a community engagement programme. This has seen the pupils from nursery through to Primary 7 learning more about the construction industry and future possible careers through site visits by both English and Gaelic pupils.
“The area surrounding the Exchange District has always had a very strong local identity and the burial of this time capsule will closely link the community with the development in the future,” Councillor Jenny Dawe, Leader of City of Edinburgh Council, said. “Hopefully many of the pupils involved will have a chance to see if their predictions came true when the time capsule is opened in 2061.”
The time capsule will be buried under the foyer of the new EICC expansion space and will be marked with a plaque on the wall of the new development.
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