The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022 - Time Capsule Competition for Primary Schools

Help us to celebrate education in Suffolk during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations at the Suffolk Show

How has your school and community changed over the past seven decades?

The competition is open to all Key Stage 2 pupils in Suffolk Primary Schools.

This project could cover many subjects, including History, English and Design and Technology.

How to Enter:

Express your interest in taking part by completing the ENTRY FORM and returning it to by Friday 11 February 2022

Please read the Rules, Terms & Conditions here

Simply create a Time Capsule (the capsule being no larger than 50cm x 50cm x 50cm) of your school and the surrounding area.

Perhaps look at how the building may have changed throughout the seven decades (from 1952 to 2022).  If your school is less than 70 years old, please focus on the surrounding area of your school and perhaps what was on the site before your school was built.  Please include photographs of your school from 1952 and the present day. If a 1952 photograph is not available, please ask your pupils to draw how it looked or may have looked.

Ensure your Time Capsule is sent / delivered to Hannah Woods, Suffolk Agricultural Association, Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8UH by Friday 25 March 2022

Winners will be announced by 1 April 2022

All winning time capsules (and additional entries, should space allow) will be showcased at the School Farm and Country Fair on Thursday 28 April 2022 and the Suffolk Show on Tuesday 31 May and Wednesday 1 June 2022.

The winning school will win a visit to The Hold in Ipswich (30 children max), looking at their local area in the archives and have their winning Time Capsule stored in The Hold.

After the Suffolk Show, the Time Capsules will return to schools (the Suffolk Show team may be able to help with this, please discuss this with Hannah Woods) so that they can be buried within your school grounds (in a waterproof capsule) or alternatively store in a dry space i.e. cupboard or loft area for safekeeping. 

Please provide us with a map of where you have buried / stored it.  This information will be held at The Hold to help pupils to find the capsule in another 70 years time!

Download an Entry Form Here

Download the Information Sheet Here

Download the Poster Here

Download the Rules, Terms & Conditions Here

If you have any questions regarding this competition, please email Hannah Woods.