Place2Be, BAFTA Kids and Oak National Academy launch 2021 Schools Time Capsule
For school aged children, the past academic year has been like no other: with education, learning, friendships and everyday lives impacted by the global pandemic. Today, Place2Be is launching the 2021 Schools Time Capsule to help children and young people across the UK to recollect and reflect on life during the pandemic.
Pupils are being invited to use art, photography, writing or other media to explain how the pandemic affected their everyday lives. Their reflections on this important moment in history will be shared with future generations when the capsule is opened in 2047.
This special project, launched today, is a partnership between Place2Be, BAFTA Kids and Oak National Academy. Schools can submit a selection of their pupils’ work from today (7 June) until 17 September for inclusion in the Time Capsule.
The submissions will be preserved in the 2021 Schools Time Capsule and placed inside a wall at BAFTA’s prestigious headquarters on London’s Piccadilly next year. The opening of the time capsule in 25 years time will mark BAFTA’s 100 year anniversary. A further selection of entries will be shared in a showcase film, to be released during the autumn term.
The project is supported by a host of famous faces, including David Walliams, Claudia Winkleman and Lemn Sissay who have contributed to a video encouraging children to get involved with the time capsule. Watch the video below:
Building on this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week theme of ‘Express Yourself’, the project encourages children and young people to share their reflections on how the global pandemic affected their learning, friendships and everyday lives.
The project is available as part of Oak National Academy’s programme of summer learning support for schools, also available from today. Schools can download a free resource pack which includes activity ideas and top tips videos to support students who want to get involved with the time capsule.
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