School children bury time capsule at Reigate retirement development

Churchill Retirement Living has invited local school children to its Colebrooke Lodge retirement development in Reigate to help bury a time capsule in the communal gardens.

22 “Pupil Parliamentarians” from Years 1 to 6 at Sandcross Primary School joined apartment Owners from the Lodge to bury the time capsule. The children enjoyed a Q&A session with the Owners before presenting what they bought with them to go in the capsule.

Items included the school values – Kindness, Responsibility, Respect and Resilience – articles on climate change, pictures, photos and newspaper clippings to show future generations what life is like in 2022. There was also a drone photo of the whole school assembled on the playing field in the shape of “HRH 70” to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Colebrooke Lodge apartment Owner Mrs Harris also put in a one penny coin from 1936, the year she was born.

Headteacher Mr Mark Richards 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 Reigate 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!”

Liz Luesley, Regional Marketing Executive at Churchill Retirement Living, added: “We were delighted to host the children from Sandcross 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.”

Colebrooke Lodge is a stylish collection of one and two bedroom privately-owned retirement apartments for those who want to enjoy an active, independent lifestyle. Each apartment has been designed exclusively for those in their retirement years and has a number of safety and security features, such as a 24 hour emergency call line and a video entry system, for complete peace of mind.