Children's environmental predictions buried in time capsule next to new eco-frendly buildingBy William Page
March 22, 2013
Children's predictions for a world with a green and sustainable future have been buried in a time capsule beside an eco-friendly building.
Pupils wrote Letters to the Future after staff from IQ Winnersh visited Bearwood Primary School to talk about their green building, the E².
Ian Gould of Segro, which runs IQ Winnersh, spoke to pupils about the impact buildings have on climate change following the building’s refurbishment.
The building has been awarded BREEAM Excellent, a high industry standard, in recognition of its green features and commitment to reducing CO2 levels.
Three Year Five pupils, Dunja Curic, Ellena Kappos and Jack Christodoulou, were picked as winners of the letter-writing competition and helped bury the time capsule at the business park last Wednesday.
All 40 letters written by pupils at the school in Bearwood Road, Sindlesham, were placed in the capsule, along with E² brochures and a BlackBerry phone.
Clare Moss, Year Five teacher, said: “Segro coming to talk about sustainability and energy saving with the students was a big hit. The ‘Letter to the Future’ competition showcased the creativity that these pupils have.
“The three winners have all been extremely enthusiastic and very curious – asking questions non-stop. I know they have been paying attention so they can report back to all the other children on everything they’ve learned.
“The time capsule burial was great fun and offered the students an unusual learning experience outside of the classroom.”
Dunja said: “We wrote our predictions about the future and recommendations for people from the future to use. I wrote that there would be a hover train.”
Mr Gould added: “Sharing our expertise on sustainability with the children was a very rewarding experience.
“I was very impressed by the knowledge the students already had on sustainability and CO2 emissions and in return it was nice to reassure the students that a lot of adults are working really hard on reducing the impact of climate change on their future.”