Netherton Primary School will celebrate 100 years of successful education next month and Supercounty, Lanarkshire’s Civic Pride Campaign, is marking this special occasion with a time capsule project.
Supercounty Chairman Ian Livingstone said: "Supercounty was more than delighted to donate a Time Capsule to Netherton Primary School to help preserve wonderful memories of 2012. It is important to celebrate our past along with looking to the future and I know that the school will fully embrace the diary of events celebrating this special anniversary. The school children have been set a task as to which items encapsulate the ethos of the school and what best represents Netherton Primary in 2012 – I’m sure the children will do well with their suggestions."
Some items that were placed in the capsule
Head Teacher Joanne Smith said: "I was delighted when Supercounty offered to commemorate our centenary celebrations. The whole school community recently had their photograph taken, and this is most definitely the first item we wish to preserve in our capsule. All the classes are eagerly working on the items they wish to conserve and of course, we will ensure that a copy of the Wishaw Press and Motherwell Times is added to the top of the list! It is hoped that the time capsule will stay underground for 100 years, giving children in 2112 an insight to our lives today.
As part of our celebrations we are hosting a community centenary day at the school on Saturday, June 23. Our school has always been at the heart of the community and we are hoping for a great support from pupils, past and present, along with members of the wider community."
Who's in the picture
And to the next 100 years as Supercounty Chairman Ian Livingstone and Head Teacher Joanne Smith accompany Netherton pupils (back row from left) David Gordon, Ellie Forsyth, Sophie O’Reilly, and Scott McAnaw (front row from left) Rosie Gordon, Callum King and Eve Burnett.