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Hallfield School marks 140th anniversary with time capsule

The artefact-packed cylinder will be buried in the ground for 11 years

Posted by Julian Owen | October 07, 2018 | School life

Hallfield School in Edgbaston launched a year of special anniversary celebrations by planting a time capsule on the school grounds.

The capsule, which will be opened by future pupils on the School’s 150th anniversary in 2029, contains artefacts that will give future pupils a snapshot of life in 2018. They include photographs and articles of school events in 2018, a school newsletter, items of school uniform, a school teddy, art work, a chess trophy, children’s letters to future pupils, and a current Birmingham Post.

The Headmaster, Mr Morrow, also contributed a letter to future staff and pupils.

Mr Morrow said: “We wanted to start a year of celebrations with an event that would capture the imagination of our pupils. They had obviously put a lot of thought and effort into the contents of the time capsule and it will be fascinating to see how life compares in 10 years’ time.”

Hallfield School will be celebrating their 140th anniversary throughout the academic year with a series of events for pupils, parents, alumni and the local community. For more information visit

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