Local Children Make History At The Place

After weeks of preparation, school children from Kempston Rural Primary School buried their memories of covid and celebrated what 2022 means to them at an exciting event held on Thursday 3rd March at Storey Homes’ exciting new development, The Place. Creating a snapshot of today for future generations, a time capsule filled with items reflecting their experiences and memories was buried at the nearby development. The event was attended by pupils aged nine and ten from the school who were accompanied by teacher Harriet Nicholas, as well as Mayor of Bedford Dave Hodgson and Storey Homes’ Managing Director, Katy Jordan.

The children gathered items which represented their home, life and family and a collection of key artefacts were placed into the capsule including favourite books, a diary of life during lockdown, hand-written letters to the children of the future, an obligatory lateral flow test, a first-class stamp, slime and information and pictures of the local area. The children were then invited to visit The Place and assist in the lowering of the time capsule into the ground which is to be resurrected in 2092.

Year 5 teacher, Harriet Nicholas commented: “This project was brilliant for the children and allowed them to choose items which they felt represent their life and local area. It encouraged interesting discussions in the classroom such as what the future will look and be like.  It also allowed us to reflect on the last few years and encouraged us to share our experiences of the pandemic. The children loved visiting The Place and particularly enjoyed getting involved with burying the time capsule.”

Mayor Dave Hodgson commented: “I was delighted to be invited to this wonderful event and see the community come together to witness the time capsule burial. The items that the children have chosen for the capsule truly show their creativity.  They’ve done a great job in representing our brilliant town. It is absolutely fascinating to imagine what life may be like in Kempston in 70 years’ time.”

The capsule was buried near the entrance of the development and was marked by a commemorative plaque. Katy Jordan, Managing Director at Storey Homes comments: “This has been a fantastic event and thoroughly enjoyable for all involved. I’d like to thank all the children and teachers at Kempston Rural Primary School for all their hard work and particularly for helping us bury the time capsule! We’re delighted to have had the opportunity to help create an amazing artefact and bury it in a site which already holds a great deal of historic value.”

The Place is a charming development built in the grounds of the former 17th century mansion. The historic manor house, The Bury, is in the process of being restored and converted into incredible apartments whilst the rest of the development is made up of a variety of well-built and unique apartments and homes. Situated in the beautifully rural town of Kempston which neighbours Bedford, The Place is perfectly located for all the amenities needed and offers plenty of delightful green areas for locals to enjoy.

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