A FIDGET spinner, a copy of The Gruffalo and a Queen’s Manor’s uniform were among a host of contents left for future generations in a time capsule buried at the school.
The ceremony took place during the Carnival-themed Summer Fair on June 17th to mark the £6m redevelopment of the school site with a new Pavilion for the Special Educational Needs classes and the Hammersmith and Fulham Disability Resource Centre.
“There was a lot of excitement on the day about the plans and the state-of-the-art support the two new centres will provide to families and young people,” said Cllr Sue Macmillan, H&F Cabinet Member for Children and Young People.
“Helping families thrive is at the heart of everything we do in H&F. Together with parents, carers and teachers, we’ve designed a centre which will help do just that.”
“We’re really excited about both the centre and the SEN unit,” said Claudine Schapper whose nine-year-old son attends Queen’s Manor.
“It’s really helpful that it’s on the school’s premises. My son has autism so at the moment he can’t always join in with after school activities.
“I know parents would jump at the chance to have this new service. One parent I spoke to was reconsidering her decision to move abroad because of it.
“I think it will really improve our lives.”
The excitement was echoed by Sonja Harrison, headteacher of Queen’s Manor.
“I’m delighted work has begun on these two fantastic new centres,” she said.
“Young people and their families have been involved in the whole process and I know it will really make a difference to their lives.”
Pupils helped pick the contents of the time capsule which included the day’s papers, the school’s uniform and syllabus, popular children’s books, a picture of The Queen and a fidget spinner.
The Carnival-themed event was a resounding success. To read more about the day and see a gallery of pictures click here.