School group enjoys visit to historic Narborough landmark

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Pupils from Narborough Primary School have buried a time capsule at the site of the village’s old bone mill, next to the River Nar.

The children, who are all members of the school’s council, are pictured above as they visited the site under the supervision of teaching assistant Pauline Griffiths.

Ahead of the visit, each of the school’s five classes had prepared items to go into the capsule, which is set to be unearthed in 10 years time.

The packs included current newspapers and supplements about the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations, information about other important events of 2016, details of favourite toys, a mobile phone and other domestic items, and photographs of the village.

The children had also drawn self portraits depicting how they look now and how they think they might look a decade from now.

The party toured the mill site with members of its restoration project team and inspected some of the finds unearthed so far.

Project team member John Atkinson said: “The youngsters thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Each of them helped to bury the capsule, and refreshments at the Visitor Centre helped to revive them after their long walk.” Picture submitted