Roebuck Primary’s memories get safely locked away for 50 years

Posted on - 15th February, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Schools

Roebuck Primary School have locked away their memories by planting a time capsule on 9 February.


The time capsule, donated by, has been strategically hidden in a renovated classroom and will remain there for 50 years.

The special keepsake was filled by teachers and Year Six pupils to mark the school’s extensive renovations and to capture school life and the city’s memories.

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The pupils chose key items to include such as a school t-shirt signed by the year group, a copy of the day’s Lancashire Post, letters to future pupils and class photos.

The school teamed up with, a locally-based security retailer, to encourage the pupils to think harder about the sentimental value of their possessions.

 Pictured: Mathew Massey aged 11 adding his story

School teachers Colin Moss and Aaron Smart have spent the past few weeks trying to encourage their pupils to recognize the value of understanding generations that have gone by.

Mr Moss, History teacher at Roebuck Primary, said: “I think it’s easy in today’s world to forget about the folk that were here before us, but its because of their preservation of history that we’re able to get such a good understanding of time gone by.

“It’s vital we do just as good a job of preserving memories and documenting present day experiences for future generations to understand what life was like at Roebuck in 2017!”

Anthony Neary, MD of, attended the planting of time capsule and was impressed by the young pupils’ attitudes towards the idea of treasuring memories.

Anthony said: “It’s great to see the pupils taking such a keen interest in preserving their present-day items and memories.

“Hopefully the children take this home with them and chat with their families about the time capsule, maybe even making one at home too!”

Does your child attend Roebuck Primary School? What do you thinking about the time capsule? Let us know in the comments below

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