School’s big year frozen in time

USE THIS picture, children bury a time capsule in the play area of the new Cliffe Hill School, Lightcliffe. Pictured is Lindsay Lomas, head, Shannon Minshall, 11, Jenson Smith, three and Stuart Evans, site manager for Willmott Dixon
USE THIS picture, children bury a time capsule in the play area of the new Cliffe Hill School, Lightcliffe. Pictured is Lindsay Lomas, head, Shannon Minshall, 11, Jenson Smith, three and Stuart Evans, site manager for Willmott Dixon

A TIME capsule containing a snapshot of life at the former Cliffe Hill Community Primary School building has been buried in the new school grounds.

A book about the nursery children, pictures of the old building and the site of the new one, pieces of work, a book about the old school, one of the school’s red jumpers and CDs with pictures on them were all buried under the school’s new outdoor community room in Lightcliffe.

The event was attended by pupils, staff and a number of people who had been involved in the new building from start to finish. This included Aedas architect Joanna Ayton, Simon Blackburn and Robert Fox from the access and capital team at Calderdale Council, Stuart Varty, an independent project manager and Andrew Molyneux and Stuart Evans from Willmott Dixon.

The event which also included a balloon launch marked the end of the school’s first week in their state-of-the-art school.

Head teacher Lindsay Lomas said the school was extremely fortunate to have this opportunity.

“Seeing the children’s faces on the first day was just fantastic. The children and staff are all very proud of the building.”