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Morgan Sindall makes memories for future generations at Devon Primary School

Pupils at South Tawton Primary School have marked a milestone in the construction of their new school hall, with the burial of a special time capsule filled with photographs, letters and school equipment.

Morgan Sindall plc, which is heading up the refurbishment and extension of the South Zeal school, buried the time capsule under the lobby of the new hall as part of a celebration for pupils.

Morgan Sindall started the £1.3 million project for Devon County Council in January and has completed the first phase of construction which comprises three new classrooms, a reception area and toilet facilities. The hall is part of the second phase of building work and is due to be completed in spring 2016.

Mrs Poustie, headteacher at South Tawton Primary School, said: “The burial of the time capsule will ensure that a reminder of the school is preserved for future generations to unearth and enjoy.

“The children have loved being included in this creative project, especially choosing the mementos that have been buried under the new assembly hall that we are all eagerly awaiting, and we’re very grateful to Morgan Sindall for engaging with our pupils and involving them in this exciting endeavour!”

Dave Haskell, area director for Morgan Sindall, said: “Our project team has really enjoyed working with the pupils and teachers at South Tawton on their capsule burying project. It has been great to see how enthusiastic the children have been during the process and they’ve created a brilliant time capsule for future generations to uncover.

“We’re working to deliver a great new school block for pupils and staff which will update the teaching space on offer and blend seamlessly with the surrounding school buildings in Dartmoor National Park and we want to try and ensure that the construction process is enjoyable and educational for students.”

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