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Cedar in Time

Cedar in Time

On Friday 2nd November 2018, we were privileged to open our doors and invite back former pupils and staff from the schools that had previously been onYour preferences have prevented this content from being loaded. If you have recently changed your preferences, please try reloading the page the site (Temple Boys School, Sherwin Knight Infants and Juniors and Cedar Primary). The school displayed archives that they hold relating to the history of the schools and unveiled recent building work that has taken place in the school in the Key Stage 2 building. The quad in the centre of the building had been home to time capsules which were buried by pupils in 1999 with the intention of the being dug up in 2050. The recent building improvements which have taken place meant that the time capsules had to be relocated. Cedar Children’s Academy used this opportunity to celebrate the history of the schools and to involve current pupils in this. In addition to the old time capsules being buried, 4 new time capsules were prepared by children currently in the school. All 8 capsules have now been put in a new place with a mosaic marking the spot where they have been buried. The mosaic commemorated the year 1999 and 2018 to mark the original event and the one held on Friday. It is intended that all the capsules will be dug up and opened in 2050.

Mr Lawrie Rose, Headteacher frYour preferences have prevented this content from being loaded. If you have recently changed your preferences, please try reloading the pageom 1991 to 2008 was the guest of honour. He and his colleague Mr Allen (a former pupil of the school and son of the very first Headteacher) gave an assembly to the current key stage 2 children which focused on the history of the school and the burying of original time capsules. Mr Rose and Mr Allen then joined current Headteacher, Mrs Jones and current Deputy Headteacher, Miss McNally with current pupils of the school to take some photographs of the new site for the capsules and to prepare forYour preferences have prevented this content from being loaded. If you have recently changed your preferences, please try reloading the page the 8 time capsules to be buried.  

Headteacher, Mrs Jones said “We are delighted that Mr Rose was able to join us for this event, as were many former pupils who were overjoyed to see Mr Rose and to be able to speak to him. The site holds many memories for a range of people in the local community and we wanted to offer the opportunity for them to come and reminisce with family, friends and colleagues. In addition to this, the whole event has been an invaluable learning experience for pupils who are here currently and being able to share it with the community has been fantastic.”