Pupils of Epping Primary School create a time capsule to be buried at new Epping Leisure Centre.
Students at Epping Primary School gathered on Thursday 18 January for a special assembly to learn about and contribute to the creation of a time capsule that is to buried under the new Epping Leisure Centre.
During the assembly, Cllr Holly Whitbread, a former student at Epping Primary School and ward Councillor, shared her enthusiasm for the new Epping Leisure Centre, which is being constructed on the former Bakers Lane car park site.
New leisure centre
The students were given a glimpse of what the new leisure centre will offer, including a main pool, learner pool, sports hall, gym, studios, and squash courts. Of particular interest to the students was the new pool, as they expressed their excitement about being able to participate in swimming lessons at the new facility.
As part of their involvement in this project, the students were encouraged to brainstorm ideas on what to include in the time capsule, which would represent life in Epping today. Items such as photographs, postcards with messages for future generations, newspapers, and memorabilia were suggested.
Cllr Raymond Balcombe, Contracts, Service Delivery and Improvement Portfolio Holder said:
I would like to thank the amazing students at Epping Primary School for their valuable input and creative ideas throughout this project. I am excited to see what they choose to include in the time capsule.
Epping Leisure Centre will be the newest and most energy-efficient facility in the area. I am happy to see that the students are enthusiastic about the recreational opportunities the leisure centre will provide.
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