TIME CAPSULE BURIAL CELEBRATES SPELLER METCALFE’S CAMPUS PROJECT
Pupils from Baxter College, Wyre Forest School and St John’s CE Primary School, who will be sharing the campus upon its completion, have buried items to be re-opened in 2064 – 50 years from now.
Items included a USB loaded with school photos, 2013-2014 school planner and a Baxter College school tie. Chairman of Wyre Forest District Council Stephen Williams, members of staff, and members of the local Malvern construction company Speller Metcalfe who organised the event, witnessed the youngsters bury the special time capsule.
David Seddon, Headteacher at Baxter College said: “The time capsule burial has been a great way to celebrate this exciting new project which will offer the children within our community the facilities that they deserve.”
“It was agreed between all three schools that we would work with a contractor who understood the needs of our children. I can honestly say that Speller Metcalfe eased any initial scepticism we had over working with contractors by maintaining professionalism and ensuring quality from day one.”
Pupils have witnessed the creation of this innovative project by local construction company, Speller Metcalfe, who is enabling the merge of the three schools under one ‘learning campus’ to help enhance education facilities within the community.
Steve Clark, Assistant Site Manager at Speller Metcalfe said: “It’s fantastic to be here and see the children celebrate the construction of this project which will bring real benefits to the local community of Kidderminster. The joint vision by all three schools is to develop opportunities through shared facilities and opportunities, and will aid the educational development of each pupil at Habberley Learning Campus.”
To date, Speller Metcalfe has already handed over the new weekly boarding school for Wyre Forest Special School, a shared astro turf, with the new science block completing this summer. The Habberley Learning Campus project will aim to be complete by summer of 2015.