Capturing the moment at Faversham Lakes
17 June 2021
An excitable cohort of Year 6 pupils descended on Anderson’s Faversham Lakes development earlier this month, to bury a specially-prepared time capsule and learn all about the former wartime gunpowder factory – all while getting a taste of what goes into building a brand new, large scale housing scheme.
The children from nearby Davington Primary School had been tasked by their teachers to suggest what they would include in the plan for the development. In addition, they were called upon to source the contents of a time capsule, which they witnessed being buried in one of the many open public spaces within the 330-home estate.
Chilton Saint, headteacher of the school, said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed the day, it was a lot of fun and very informative.
“The time capsule included everything from a Covid test to letters from the children living through the pandemic, so it will give a real snapshot of what life was like for them.”
Katrina Cullin, Head of Sales and Marketing at Anderson said of the visit: “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 ground.”
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.
photos: Rufus Owen & Matt Reading