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Ryde Academy Buries Celebratory Time Capsule

posted Nov 15, 2016, 3:32 AM by rmatheson@academiesenterprisetrust.org   [ updated Nov 16, 2016, 2:49 AM ]

At a prestigious event to celebrate good progress being made on the construction of a new school, local dignitaries and senior students buried a time capsule not to be seen again until 4 November 2066.


Principal, Joy Ballard, said: "It has been brilliant to see the project start rising from the ground and now we have reached the exciting phase where we can begin to get students and staff involved in the building of our new school. We have lots of plans for the future including a farewell to the old building when the time comes for it to be demolished."


Accompanying Joy at the ceremony was Councillor Charles Chapman, Chairman, and Councillor Jonathan Francis Bacon, Leader of Isle of Wight Council, as well as Head Boy, Harry Sprengle and Head Girl, Ella Mountford (pictured), and staff, students and other invited guests.


Construction work on the new school began during the late summer and is due to be opened in the autumn term 2017.


The letter to the Ryde Academy community of 2066 read...'Dear future us. We are so glad that you found our time capsule which we buried in 2016. We hope that some of our students are there to see it being uncovered!

'We have included lots of different items to be buried in our capsule but it was very difficult to choose as there was so much we could put in!

'Not knowing how the world is in 2066 we thought it would be helpful to include a list of the contents in case some no longer exist!

'We hope the world is a happy place!'

You can view the complete list of the time capsule's contents on the academy's website