Time capsule buried at new primary school

14 October 2019

The Nottingham-based firm recently handed over the 420-place New Lubbesthorpe Primary Academy at New Lubbesthorpe in Blaby, Leicestershire.

Clegg Construction invited children and families from the local community to bury the time capsule at the site to mark the opening of the school.

The new school, designed by GSS Architecture, accommodates children aged 4-11 and is the first school to be completed on the new large-scale residential development in West Leicestershire. It was handed over to Leicestershire County Council which has appointed the OWLS Academy Trust to run it.

Simon Blackburn, Managing Director at Clegg Construction, said:

"We were delighted to welcome children and their families to take part in this event which marks the completion of this project and the opening of the school. This is a stunning building which will be a central focus for the local community for many years to come."

Peter Merry, CEO of the OWLS Academy Trust, said:

"Thank you to the New Lubbesthorpe staff for spending time with the children gathering ideas for the time capsule contents. We had some interesting ideas from a plastic carrier bag to a school lunch menu.
"The children also put forward predictions for the future and messages from their families. Some children don't think we will have coins in the future and that we will pay for everything electronically. Mrs McDonald, our PA and office manager, also included a petrol receipt as lots of children believe we will all drive electric cars."

The time capsule is set to be opened in 25 years.

The development at New Lubbesthorpe is set to include 4,250 homes, a district centre and two local centres featuring retail, commercial, employment, leisure, health, community and residential uses.