Primary School Pupils Bury Time Capsule at Dean Street


Pupils at Ysgol Hirael made a visit to the Watkin Jones construction site on Dean Street recently to bury a time capsule.

The burial follows the firms visit to the school to talk to the children about the dangers on construction sites and highlight the importance of keeping safe. The children were then tasked with decorating and filling the capsule which would later be buried within the foundations on site. The whole school got stuck in and contents included photographs, pieces of school work and stories about life today.

Once the capsule was ready, five children from the school council were invited to site to take part in the burial. The children were able to meet the site team, learn about the project and even got to watch the tower crane in operation! With the help of Watkin Jones Construction Director, Nick Bumby, the children then proudly lowered the capsule into the ground.

Kerry Williams of Watkin Jones said: “We are committed to working with the local community and as so many of the children pass our site on their way to and from school each day, it was important for us to stress how dangerous a site can be. It’s great that the pupils have been able to leave a legacy at Dean Street, something which we look forward to unearthing in many years to come.”

Headteacher at the school, Miss Valmai Davies said: “The school would like to thank Watkin Jones for the opportunity to participate in this worthwhile project. It has been a pleasure working with them, and the pupils have thoroughly enjoyed the experience”.