Local Schools Get Involved in Time Capsule Project!
Kids predict a future of virtual schools and robot teachers!
Caring professions among top jobs children aspire to be
Children share lockdown memories for future generations
Three Northwich schools have created some fascinating content for the Barons Quay 5th Birthday Time Capsule, by reflecting on their past, present and future!
Charles Darwin Community Primary School, Leftwich Community Primary School and Winnington Park Primary School all took part in the time travelling challenge last term, which asked children to think about life 30 years ago, the present day and make predictions about 2051.
The children have provided some amazing insight for future generations to discover. When asked what job they would like to be doing in 30 years time, the most popular professions were Vet, Teacher and Policeman; surprisingly few children aspired to be YouTubers or Footballers!
When looking at what life might be like in 2051, the children believe that robots will be commonplace, helping in schools, delivering our parcels and also being able to buy a robot friend! Other innovations they predict for the future include flying cars, smelly televisions, virtual reality fashion and a hologram Alexa that will be able to perform sign language!
Pupils at Winnington Park showed their appreciation for the NHS and wrote letters of thanks for their help during the pandemic. Students got creative designing colourful face mask designs and futuristic posters! They also wrote acrostic poems about staying safe in Covid-19 times, in a bid to communicate what 2020 was like.
At Charles Darwin pupils in year 4 wrote about their lockdown memories, creating colourful comic strip style illustrations that will be easy to interpret for future generations. Year 5 and 6 reflected on what Covid meant to them and wrote factual accounts of the events in 2020, providing some moving information for the time capsule.
There were some positive sides to lockdown too. Many of the children described learning new skills such as riding a bike and learning how to bake. They also did things they don’t usually have time for, such as playing board games and spending more time outdoors.
Year 5 & 6 students at Leftwich Primary school also wrote poems and diary entries to express their thoughts, feelings and emotions about the lockdowns. Missing school friends and people stockpiling toilet rolls were a common theme! They also mention other events over the last year including the Black Lives Matter protests and how people came out to support the NHS.
All of the children’s work will go on display next month at Barons Quay as part of a Time Capsule exhibition that will showcase all the items going into the capsule, which will be placed in the River Park in November to celebrate Barons Quay’s 5th Birthday.
Barons Quay, Centre Manager, Lina Higuita said: “A huge thank you to all the teachers and children who have worked so hard on this amazing content for our Time Capsule. Their work is creative, thought provoking and provides both a factual and emotional account of the last 18 months.
“Having these memories from children, of this unforgettable moment in time, will provide rich historical data for future children, giving them a real insight into what their parents and grandparents went through.”
Helen Bowers Year 5 Teacher at Charles Darwin said: “Charles Darwin Primary School loved participating in the Barons Quay Time Capsule project, we jumped at the opportunity to get involved in a community project! It has been a crazy new normal the past two years and the children enjoyed reflecting on it, knowing that when the capsule will be opened, children their age would be able to find out what happened from their perspectives. It was also interesting for the children to have conversations with their families about what life was like in 1991 and compare it to now and the future!”
You can find out more about the Barons Quay Time Capsule project here: https://baronsquay.co.uk/timecapsule/