Time Capsule Competition for primary schools

In the next few weeks, work on the new Fellowship Square at the Town Hall, Forest Road, will be coming to an end. This exciting development will provide Waltham Forest with a vibrant cultural hub and workspace, designed to make the Civic Centre fit for the 21st Century and beyond.

To mark the occasion, the Council are launching a once-in-a-lifetime competition for the borough’s primary school pupils in years four, five, and six; a time-capsule, that was buried when the Civic Centre was first built in 1938, is to be opened and its contents put on public display; It will be replaced with a new capsule, not set be unearthed until the year AD2121.

Among the items to go in the casket will be two pieces of work from local pupils describing what they believe life in the borough will be like 100 years from now; the subject matter is open, so could be about anything, be that the environment, transport, fashion, work or whatever else captures their imagination and entries can be any length. The best two entries will be placed in the new capsule for future generations to enjoy.

To get involved in the competition please register your interest putting Future Competition in the subject box and send an email to wfculture@walthamforest.gov.uk.

The closing date for the competition is 5pm on Friday 25 June 2021 with winners being announced by Monday, July 5, 2021. The winners and their classes will be invited to join the Cllr Clare Coghill, Leader of Waltham Forest and Martin Esom, the Chief Executive to see the original capsule opened and the new one placed in the ground at 11am on Thursday 15 July 2021.

The winners will be the stars of the day as they cut the ribbon to officially open the newly revamped Town Hall and Fellowship Square. Their classmates will also be invited along to the official ceremony.

Copies of the children’s work will also be put on display for visitors to enjoy for themselves when the Civic Centre reopens.

If you have any questions about the competition please don’t hesitate to call Tony Bonnici, in the Press Office, on 07790020579 or email anthony.bonnici@walthamforest.gov.uk.