Pupils dig deep

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Netherton Primary celebrated the school’s centenary year by burying a time capsule containing letters, drawings and photos of all the pupils.

The school first opened it doors on January 1912 and during the year pupils, staff and the local community having been holding events to mark the event.

In addition a memorial plaque and cairn will be built to remember local teacher Chrisitine Witcutt who was killed while working as an aid worker in Bosnia in 1995.

Headteacher Joanne Smith said: “Christine’s death affected every school locally and one of our school houeses was named after her. When we decided to move on from houses we wanted something to remember her by.”