Schools in Dodington Parish mark the Platinum Jubilee with time capsules

Special time capsules to commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee have been buried in Dodington.

Member of Council staff holds a spade, several school children are stood with him.  They are in a park.

Estates Officer, Ken Thomas, with pupils from Raysfield Primary School.

Dodington Parish Council invited the four schools in the Parish – Raysfield Primary, Abbotswood Primary, Wellesley Primary and Culverhill – to fill commemorative time capsules with memories from 2022.

Items from the schools include lunch menus, toys, artwork and written accounts of school life.  Parish Councillors have been delighted with the items selected by the schools and hope that future generations will enjoy the snapshot of life in Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee year. Some of the items include memories of the late monarch, who died in September 2022.

The time capsules are being buried in public open spaces across Dodington. They will be reopened in 40 years. During the burial of Raysfield Primary School’s time capsule in Lilliput Park, the children talked about how old they will be in 2062 and what they might be doing. Parish Clerk, Hannah Saunders, said: “Councillors and I have loved working with the schools over the last six months. It has been wonderful
to hear why the children felt the Platinum Jubilee was such a special and important event to be commemorated”.

In addition to the time capsules, four oak trees will be planted in Wapley Bushes as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Green Canopy.