Pupils having the time of their lives

Pupils from six New Mills primary schools with mayor David Lomax and Alison Bowry of High Peak Community Arts at an event to fill the time capsule that will be buried in High Lea Park next month.
Pupils from six New Mills primary schools with mayor David Lomax and Alison Bowry of High Peak Community Arts at an event to fill the time capsule that will be buried in High Lea Park next month.

CHILDREN from the six primary schools in New Mills have been creating items to go into a time capsule.

They have been working on writing, drawings, and photographs to put inside, each choosing a different theme including what school and home life are like in 2011 as well as what they think life will be like for children in the future.

The youngsters joined members of Project eARTh’s New Mills group in selecting items and to also learn more about a human ceramic and aluminium sundial that is also being created.

The Project eARTh group have spent five months working with artist Caroline Chouler–Tissier designing and making the sundial, with ceramic ‘clock numbers’ and ‘month footboard’.

The ceramics are in aluminium surrounds, made by Leander Architectural.

On Tuesday, the time capsule will be buried in High Lea Park, and the human sundial will be unveiled for all to see – and try if the sun is shining!

The children have all been invited back to unearth the time capsule in 2061.

The project is organised through High Peak Community Arts.