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DUDLEY MP GOES BACK TO SCHOOL FOR TIME CAPSULE EVENT

Dudley North MP Ian Austin visited his old school to see pupils bury a time capsule on Friday 18th October.

Pupils from Beechwood CE Primary School, at Beechwood Road, Dudley, DY2 7QA - previously known as St Edmund and St John School – buried the time capsule at 1.30pm.

The school has been given a time capsule by Jessups, the housing developers who have been working on the development behind the school. 

The children have been focusing on local history in their lessons to come up with ideas for items to put in the capsule.

The focus has been the school's achievements, local history and things to mark 2019. They included coins, school jumpers, and information about the local area.

Austin attended St Edmunds in the early 1970s.

Ian Austin said:

“It’s always great to go back to my old school. I grew up in Dudley, I had a great start in life here and being the MP for the place you grew up is the greatest privilege anyone could have.

“It was great to see the memories pupils have chosen to preserve for future generations”

Sophie Blick, at Beechwood C of E Primary School said:

“This marks a real opportunity for reflection. Not only for the children, as they plant their Time Capsule but also for the school, the Multi Academy Trust and the community, as we celebrate our highest ever Ofsted grade.

“We certainly are leaving a legacy for future generations to be proud of.”

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