Excited youngsters gathered at Faversham Lakes this week to bury a time capsule – packed with letters detailing their experience living through the pandemic.

Year 6 pupils from Davington Primary School visited Anderson’s new 330 home development on Wednesday, June 9, to learn about the construction industry and to see the capsule lowered into the ground.

The children had previously researched the fascinating history of the site, a former wartime gunpowder factory and gravel works.

As well as letters penned by each pupil, a school sweatshirt, a local newspaper, information about the school’s upcoming production of The Lion King and even a COVID-19 test kit were included.

Katrina Cullin, Head of Sales and Marketing at Anderson said: “This was a brilliant opportunity for the children to find out more about house building and the construction industry.

“The pupils were really excited to see their time capsule buried – there were a lot of smiling faces while it was being lowered into the hole.

“With the children writing letters on what it has been like living through a worldwide pandemic, this capsule will offer a rare glimpse into the lives of children experiencing a significant moment in history.”

As part of a grand tour of Faversham Lakes, the children visited the edge of the building site, saw some of the machinery at work and were talked through the different stages of construction, finishing with a look around the show homes.

At the end of the day, when asked whether they were interested in a career in construction – lots of hands were raised.

Chilton Saint, headteacher at Davington Primary School, said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed the day, it was a lot of fun and very informative.

“The staff on site put a lot of effort in to make it an enriching experience for all the pupils.

“The time capsule included everything from a covid test to letters from the children living through the pandemic so will give a real snapshot of what life was like for them.

“We start each term learning with an experience day to connect their learning to.

“We will build on this throughout the rest of the term and keep a close eye on Faversham Lakes to see how it evolves.”

For more information on Faversham Lakes, visit https://favershamlakes.co.uk/homes/