Unearthing history for time capsule
PUPILS who took part in a Second World War project will record their project in a time capsule, after winning a competition.
Dave Hardcastle, from Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire, presented Cordeaux Academy, in Louth, with the capsule after a judging panel made up of historians and air crew personnel, selected them as winners in a Second World War project.
He praised the students' research, and the society is now considering using Cordeaux's project as part of its own promotion in schools.
The academy won a time capsule, into which the project will go, as well as items such as pictures and information about the academy.
The time capsule will be buried somewhere in the school grounds and will be opened in 20 years.
It will be registered with the relevant authorities and with Oglethorpe University, in Georgia, USA – the international monitors of such capsules.
Its embossed lid bares the name of the school, the year laid down and the year to be opened.
The competition was run by Aviation Heritage Lincoln- shire, in conjunction with the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The aim was to encourage young people to explore and compile information on their particular local area's aviation and associated airfields past or present, or research the county as a whole.
The students who took part compiled the project as part of a Key Stage Three homework assignment.
Students could present their research in any way, with some producing films and writing songs.