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Prep pupils create a time capsule for the Dyson Building

There is a buzz of excitement at the Prep School as our pupils eagerly follow the development of the Dyson building. Following our competition in February, our first place competition winners have toured the site, with pupils who came in second and third place look forward to their visits in May.

All children and members of staff at the Prep School have contributed to an innovative ‘time capsule’ idea suggested by Matthew Watling, Senior Project Manager from Kier. They have decorated plaster boards with colourful sketches, signatures and emojis and these are being ‘hidden’ within the walls of the building as each partition on the mezzanine floor is erected.

The project has fascinated our pupils. The real-life engineering and construction, taking place within our grounds on such a huge scale, has provided incredible learning opportunities, especially for those with a keen interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths.