Rachel Barham, a Year 11 pupil captured a snapshot of 2017 as she buried a time capsule today, in the grounds of Portsmouth High School Senior School, part of the Girls’ Day School Trust.
‘I recently won a competition from the Copper Alliance for a poster I designed for the uses of copper in health and medicine. I used the £500 prize money to fund a time capsule.
‘Many of my year group signed up to be involved and contribute something to the capsule. Without giving too much away we have buried a selection of items that represents our society in 2017, including front pages of The Portsmouth News and national newspapers, logos of iconic 21 Century brands, small items of technology, maps and even some pharmaceutical items.
‘We have agreed to come back to school in about 50 years’ time to dig up the capsule and to see how much history has changed over the years. It will also be a chance for us all to get together again and remember our school days.’
Mrs Jane Prescott, Headmistress of Portsmouth High School, added:
‘The girls at the school have a great sense of the past as we often have our alumnae into school to talk about careers and their school experiences. By burying this cache of items in a time capsule, Rachel is creating a piece of history which will not only be exciting for her and her classmates to dig up in years to come, but also for all the pupils of Portsmouth High School who will follow in her wake.’