Marr College was approached by Stewart Milne homes early in 2016 and asked if they would like to work together to create a Happy Home Pod, a time capsule to be buried that would focus on showing future generation what home life was like in 2016. Stewart Milne Homes is one of the UK’s leading home builders with developments across the UK, and are currently working on a new development of houses, Earl’s Green, in Barassie, Troon, which is where the time capsule would be buried.
Miss Owens, Librarian, worked with Mr Hendrie’s S1 English class to fill this time capsule. First they have to write an introduction of themselves and describe their own home life and then decide what items they would like to put into the time capsule. Throughout the project they had advice from one of our history teachers, Dr MacKenzie, who advised them what type of items historians find interesting. Three boys also kept a food diary of breakfast, lunch and dinner for a week. Items also included photographs, a mug, sweet wrappers, receipts and travel tickets.
Miss Owens accompanied the class to Earl’s Green on 1st June to bury the time capsule. They arrived in glorious sunshine and helped the experts to dig a hole big enough for the time capsule. They helped with fixing the adhesive to secure the lid and dropping the time capsule into the hole, as well as then burying the capsule. The site manager then showed them around some of the development, including a house that hadn’t had carpets laid yet. The trip was finished off with some refreshments and a tour around the show home. All the pupils had a fantastic time and left the site saying: “This is so interesting”, “This development is amazing” and “I can’t wait to return to dig it up in 50 years”.
Students involved in this project were: Jamie Brennan, Iain Andrew, Kieran Fisher, Callum Stalker, Alex Hogg, Jamie Kerr, Mark Cryer, Ben Innes and Oliver Reynolds.