Children preserve Morley’s history

Pictured with Barry the Builder are, from left, Callum Brook, Charlotte Gibson, Willow Parkinson and William Wynne.

Pictured with Barry the Builder are, from left, Callum Brook, Charlotte Gibson, Willow Parkinson and William Wynne.

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Year One pupils at Fountain Primary School took time out of school to bury their very own time capsule as part of a history project.

Children visited the St Andrew’s View development currently being constructed off Bruntcliffe Road as they went on a mission to preserve the past.

They have spent the last half-term learning about their local area and collecting photographs of present day Morley.

They then wrote and drew their thoughts onto specially designed postcards which they helped bury on the site, perhaps to be dug up by future archaeologists centuries from now.

The children were also given a tour by a member of staff from Barratt Homes, who are building the estate, and learnt about the importance of safety on a building site.

Year One teacher Amy Stephenson said: “The children have loved collecting items, photographs and news stories about Morley over the last few weeks and we’re very excited to think that the work they’ve done could be found in the future!”