Netherton Primary time capsule
Netherton Primary is marking the end of centenary celebrations by burying a time capsule in the school grounds.
The capsule, which was given to the school by Lanarkshire’s civic pride campaign Supercounty, is packed with stories and pictures from pupils and has a personal contribution from each of the 186 youngsters who attended in 2012.
Inside the capsule are pupils’ pictures and stories, registers, and even a copy of the Wishaw Press, creating a snapshot of the school on its 100th anniversary.
Also inside is a copy of a piece of work gifted to the school in memory of all those from Netherton who died in the two World Wars.
P7 school champions braved the icy weather to help bury the capsule, bringing to an end a busy year of celebrations for the school.
Joanne Smith, the school’s head teacher of 13 years, said: “It has been a fabulous year of celebration, mostly because of the partnership between the school and the community.
“This school belongs to the community.”
In the first half of the year the school reflected on its history, even setting up a museum in one of the classrooms for the summer fun day.
Ex-pupils were invited to the event and were reunited with long-lost friends they had met during their time at the school.
The second half of the year was dedicated to looking to the future, and to filling the capsule.
There is currently no date set to dig the capsule up.
Ms Smith said: “I won’t be here to see it but in the time capsule I put a letter which expresses how proud I am to be the head teacher here.
“I am hoping some day in the future someone will pull the letter out and get some inspiration from it.
“From here we go into the next hundred years.”
Now all we need to do is check back in 2112 to see how this story ends!