PUPILS and staff at a Dudley primary school have made a little piece of history by burying a time capsule to celebrate their school.

The capsule was buried at Beechwood C of E Primary School in Kates Hill on October 18 to mark the school achieving a 'good' rating from Ofsted in May.

The capsule, which will opened in 50 years time, was donated to the school by housing developers Jessups who are building 33 new homes close to the school.

Photos of pupils using technology, a copy of the school's Ofsted report and a Poppy Appeal pin are some of the items that have buried to give people in 2069 a snapshot of life in 2019.

Sophie Blick, deputy head teacher at Beechwood C of E Primary School, said: "This event marks a real opportunity for reflection. Not only for the children, as they plant their Time Capsule but also for the school, the Multi Academy Trust and the community, as we celebrate our highest ever Ofsted grade. We certainly are leaving a legacy for future generations to be proud of and the children have thoroughly enjoyed this project."

Clive Jessup, CEO of Jessup Brothers Ltd, said: "Jessup is delighted to support the time capsule burial event with Beechwood School and Dudley Council to mark the development of 33 new homes on Beechwood Road for the community of Kates Hill.”

The event was also attended by Ian Austin MP, who attended the school as a youngster when it was known as St Edmund and St John School.

He said “It’s always great to go back to my old school. I grew up in Dudley, I had a great start in life here and being the MP for the place you grew up is the greatest privilege anyone could have.

“It was great to see the memories pupils have chosen to preserve for future generations.”

Councillor Laura Taylor, cabinet member for housing, communities and residents’ welfare, added: "This is fantastic to see our developers giving a little something back to the community. It sounds like the children had lots of fun thinking about what people would want to see fifty years from now."

The capsule has been buried alongside a plaque, which says it should be opened 50 years from now on October 18 2069.