School looks ahead to 500th anniversary

Solihull School buries time capsule.

Pupils at Solihull School have buried a time capsule to be opened in 2060 when the school will be celebrating its 500th anniversary.

The capsule has been buried outside the new Cooper Building, a £4.5 million sixth form centre opened by former pupil and television personality Michael Buerk.

Donated by the Old Silhillians’ Association Trust, it contains more than 50 items from the school year, including a ceramic poppy to mark 100 years of remembrance, a message from the headmaster, a summer term diary, a prospectus, details of a school trip, an art exhibition programme and a school ID tag.

Headmaster David Lloyd said: “It will be interesting for pupils in the future to be able look back and see what school life was like in 2015 and the kind of everyday items used by the pupils.”