Time capsule buried for school’s 50th

Thornhill Community Academy are burying a time capsule to mark the school's 50th anniversary.'back left - Mal McMahon (gov), Margaret Campbell (vice chair gov�"s), Carol Walker (joint organiser), Beverley Matthews (Head)'Front left - Georgia Jewitt, Badar Kashmiri, Davis Geidans
Thornhill Community Academy are burying a time capsule to mark the school's 50th anniversary.'back left - Mal McMahon (gov), Margaret Campbell (vice chair gov�"s), Carol Walker (joint organiser), Beverley Matthews (Head)'Front left - Georgia Jewitt, Badar Kashmiri, Davis Geidans

A school has celebrated its 50th anniversary by burying a memorabilia-packed time capsule for future generations to ponder.

Staff, parents and pupils both past and present at Thornhill Community Academy submerged newsletters, photographs, letters, work, a canteen menu, uniform, a planner and a copy of the school’s values on Wednesday afternoon.

Thornhill Community Academy buried a time capsule to mark the school's 50th anniversary.

Thornhill Community Academy buried a time capsule to mark the school's 50th anniversary.

It is hoped the collection – to be unearthed from the school’s Peace Garden in another 50 years – will help pupils in the 2060s to know what school life is like today.

Headteacher Bev Matthews said: “Today’s event was about celebrating the successes of the Thornhill Community Academy over the last fifty years.

“It was lovely to hear stories from past students, to hear what life used to be like at Thornhill Community Academy and how it has changed.

“I felt proud as headteacher to hear from current students who spoke confidently and maturely about life at the Academy today and the positive impact the Academy has had on their lives and futures.

“I would like to extend my thanks to members of our community who attended the event.”

Other guests included governors, PTA members, Kirklees Council officers, and headteachers from local Headfield and Overthorpe primary schools.

Many of the school’s other anniversary celebrations during the past nine months have looked back at its history instead of its future.

Pupils Georgia Jewitt, Badar Kashmiri, Davis Geidans buried the capsule.

They were joined by governor Mal McMahon, vice chairwoman of the governors Margaret Campbell, Carol Walker, headteacher Bev Matthews.