Time stands still for Boddam nursery pupils

MOMENT IN TIME: Builders Luckas Strzadata and Stephen Andrew with the Boddam Nursery pupils.
MOMENT IN TIME: Builders Luckas Strzadata and Stephen Andrew with the Boddam Nursery pupils.

TIME stood still for a Buchan nursery class last week as they preserved photos and memories in a special time capsule.

The youngsters from Boddam School created and collected special items to represent themselves and the school to put in the time capsule to be buried in the foundations of teacher Mrs Cordiner’s new house.

The plastic box, which was buried at the new build next door to the school, included a class photo, drawings, family pictures, a copy of the Buchanie and the First ever Sun on Sunday.

One creative Dad even designed a plate with his family’s names on it and another filled a pen drive with pictures of the village.

“Who knows when it will be opened up,” says Mrs Cordiner, “They may not even be using pen drives by then!”

“The idea has really caught on. All the children are very excited about it. It’s a great way to teach them about past, present and future.”

The children wore their welly boots, hard hats and helmets as they gathered at the site to watch builders Luckas Strzadata and Stephen Andrew cover the capsule with sand.

Stephen said: “It’s only the second time we’ve been asked to bury a time capsule and it’s the first one that I know of in Boddam. You never know when you will see it again and it’s a fine thing for kids.”