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Children bury time capsule at East Tilbury building site

03 August 2015

Artwork created by children at an East Tilbury school has been buried in a time capsule at a building site for future generations to unearth.

Pupils at East Tilbury Primary School were challenged to design a house of the future, complete with eco features to help halt climate change.

On Friday (July 10) 30 children visited Persimmon Homes Essex’s The Boulevards development in East Tilbury and watched excitedly as their drawings were put inside a weatherproof time capsule and buried on site.

Gary Wells, construction manager at Persimmon Homes Essex, said: “We always strive to engage with the communities in which we operate, and it was great to welcome the children to The Boulevards.

They had produced some super drawings with interesting ideas of how houses might look in the future.

Who knows, maybe the time capsule will be unearthed one day and people will be able to enjoy the pictures again.”

Lotti Coldwells, class teacher at the school, said: “The children really enjoyed visiting the building site and see the time capsule buried.

It’s been a great way to get the children thinking about house building and being green. Who knows, maybe there are some budding builders amongst them.”

The Boulevards is a development of 299 new two, three and four bedroom homes.

Schemes to help people onto the property ladder are available, including the Government-backed Help to Buy. Under the successful initiative, it is possible to buy a new Persimmon Homes property with a deposit of just five per cent.

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