Timely way to mark school’s centenary

Pupils, back l-r, David Gordon, Ellie Forsyth, Sophie O'Reilly and Scott McAnaw; front l-r, Rosie Gordon, Callum King and Eve Burnett, with Supercounty chairman Ian Livingstone and headteacher Joanne Smith.
Pupils, back l-r, David Gordon, Ellie Forsyth, Sophie O'Reilly and Scott McAnaw; front l-r, Rosie Gordon, Callum King and Eve Burnett, with Supercounty chairman Ian Livingstone and headteacher Joanne Smith.

PUPILS and staff at Netherton Primary are celebrating the school’s centenary this year and are creating a time capsule with the help of Supercounty, Lanarkshire’s Civic Pride Campaign.

The children are thinking about what to put inside it, but one item already on the list is a copy of the Motherwell Times!

Headteacher Joanne Smith said: “The whole school community recently had their photograph taken, and this is most definitely the first item we wish to preserve in our capsule.

“Classes are working on the items they wish to conserve and of course, we will ensure that a copy of the Motherwell Times is placed at the top of the list!

“It’s hoped 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.

“We are hoping for a great support from pupils, past and present, along with members of the wider community.”

Supercounty chairman Ian Livingstone added: “We were delighted to donate a Time Capsule to Netherton Primary to help preserve wonderful memories of 2012. It is important to celebrate our past along with looking to the future.”