School children bury time capsule at Burnham retirement development

Churchill Retirement Living invited local school children to its Beeches Lodge retirement development in Burnham to help bury a time capsule on site.

Pupils from St Peter's Church of England Primary School joined Owners from the Lodge to bury the time capsule on Tuesday 13th July. The children each brought with them a piece of their best work including a lockdown diary, the school newsletter and letters with predictions for what life will be like in the future.

Beeches Lodge Owners also put in a copy of the Maidenhead Advertiser newspaper, along with a letter from one of the Owners who used to live in Reedham House which used to stand on the site.

Headteacher Mrs Morris said: “This has been a fun project for the school to get involved in and a wonderful opportunity for the children to meet with people from the wider community in Burnham and learn from them about the past. We’re very grateful to Churchill Retirement Living for organising the visit - all of the pupils worked very hard on their contributions for the time capsule, which I’m sure our descendants will have a lot of enjoyment looking through one day. We had great fun thinking about what people in the future will think when they dig it up!”

Dawn Coster, Regional Marketing Executive at Churchill Retirement Living, added: “We were delighted to host the children from St Peter's Church of England Primary School and were grateful for their help in making our time capsule extra special with their fantastic work. Our Owners enjoyed talking with the pupils, and we hope that some of the same children can return with their own families one day to see the capsule dug up.”