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Children bury time capsule with Royal Navy

School children from Portsmouth and Gosport have buried a time capsule underneath the Royal Navy's new accommodation in Porstmouth

Children bury time capsule under Royal Navy building

School children buried a time capsule under the foundations of the new Royal Navy accommodation in Porstmouth Credit: Royal Navy

A time capsule created by schoolchildren has been buried beneath foundations for new Royal Navy living accommodation in Portsmouth.

Sixteen children from three Portsmouth and Gosport schools buried the capsule at Portsmouth Naval Base underneath the new Falklands Block which is due to open at the end of next year and will provide accommodation for 270 sailors. It will eventually replace the ageing Britannia Block.

16 children in total took part in the occasion Credit: Royal Navy

The pupils – from Solent Infant and Mayfield schools in Portsmouth and Bay House at Gosport – tied the event into their classroom studies and discussed what items were most relevant to include in the capsule.

Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Lynne Stagg, also attended the ceremony. Credit: Royal Navy

Among the contents was a school pullover and tie, toys, coins, and school newsletters. Some pupils had written letters on topics such as poverty and global warming.

The time capsule will be dug up in 75 years time and will provide a snapshot of life in 2013.

The time capsule will be dug up again in 75 years time and will provide an insight into early 21st century life Credit: Royal Navy

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