CHILDREN have buried their memories of the Covid pandemic for future generations.

Year 6 children from St Mary’s C of E Primary School in Burnham-on-Crouch were invited by David Wilson Homes to make their mark and bury their memories of the past 18 months at the new development in Maldon Road.

The pupils completed booklets which detailed information about themselves, how they’ve felt during the pandemic and what they did to stay in touch with their community.

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To be opened in 2071, the time capsule has given the children a chance to be part of history and the homebuilder a chance to leave a legacy for the next generation at Corinthian Place.

Geraldine Denham-Hale, headteacher at St Mary’s C of E Primary School, said: “The children were very excited to have the opportunity to send a message for local people 50 years in the future.

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“They had lots of fun imagining what life might be like and what they would be doing in 2071. It has been great that they have been able to be part of the history of our town.”

Hand sanitiser and a face mask were also buried - perhaps a distant memory in 50 years' time.