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2021 Schools Time Capsule

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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. We've launched the 2021 Schools Time Capsule to help children and young people across the UK to recollect and reflect on life during the pandemic.

In partnership with BAFTA Kids and Oak National Academy, the 2021 Schools Time Capsule is an opportunity for school communities to come together to reflect on and capture their experiences.

Building on this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week theme ‘Express Yourself’, we’re encouraging children and young people to share their reflections through art, photography, writing or media.

The 2021 Schools Time Capsule aims to help children reflect on their experiences and encourage a sense of togetherness within their school community, by creating something to mark the end of an extraordinary year. We hope that taking part in the project will help children to identify, share and normalise their feelings.

How to take part

Schools across the UK are invited to take part in this project, which will run from Monday 7 June to Friday 10 September. Our free resource pack includes activity ideas and top tips to help schools take part in the project.

Each school that takes part is invited to submit a selection of pupils’ work to be included in our time capsule, which will be preserved at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, BAFTA’s prestigious headquarters in London. A selection of entries will be shared in a showcase film, to be released during the autumn term. In 25 years’ time, to mark 100 years of BAFTA and over 50 years of Place2Be, the capsule will be opened so we can reflect on, and remember, this moment in time.

Download our free resource pack (1016 KB)

To submit your entries to be included in the 2021 Schools Time Capsule, visit the BAFTA website. See here for full terms and conditions.

Looking for more inspiration?

We asked experts across art and photography, writing and media to share their top tips for pupils taking part in the project.

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Art and Photography

Ricky Martin (CBBC's Art Ninja), photographer Sarah Lee, and Chimaine from Place2Be's Art Room give their tips on expressing yourself through art and photography.

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Writing

Poet Lemn Sissay, writer David Walliams, and Amy from Oak National Academy share their top tips on sharing thoughts and feelings through writing.

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Media

TV and radio presenter Katie Thistleton, podcaster Jamie Laing, and Lucy from Oak National Academy share their advice on sharing your experiences through media.

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