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School kids bury their Jubilee memories for future generations
12:45pm Thursday 19th July 2012 in Colchester
PRIMARY school kids planted a time capsule to let future generations know how they celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Pupils from Elmstead Market Primary School planted the memory box on Wednesday in the Holly Road grounds.
Kids chose items such as the Jubilee souvenir edition of The Gazette and photographs of children planting elm trees to put into the capsule.
Julie Snowden, a member of Elmstead Market Parish Council, which paid £240 for the capsule, was behind the project.
She said she wanted the kids to be involved in marking Her Majesty’s milestone.
“We’re going to open it in 50 years, so by then all the kids who were involved will be about 60 and hopefully will remember their part.
“I just thought it would be a nice gift from the council to the people and to have the kids involved was just great.”