School time capsule relocated
A ceremony was held recently at Ysgol Pen Coch Primary Special School, Flint to mark the relocation of the time capsule that was originally buried in 2003 at the former Ysgol Delyn, Mold, 30 years after the school opened..
This location was chosen because Ysgol Pen Coch, created by merging the former Ysgol Belmont, Buckley, Ysgol Delyn in Mold and Ysgol y Bryn, Shotton special schools, is dedicated to providing education in a friendly, creative and innovative way for its pupils.
The site of the former Ysgol Delyn is now occupied by Alexandra Court, a recently completed development of 16 new council homes built by Wates Residential North as part of the council's strategic housing programme.
Pupils from the school's council attended the ceremony and helped to bury the capsule in the school's sensory garden. The location of the capsule, which has been marked by a plaque, will remain at this location for many years to come and when it is finally opened will reveal some of the history about the former Ysgol Delyn.
Councillor Chris Bithell, Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment who has fond memories of Ysgol Delyn in his home town of Mold said;
"I remember the capsule being buried in 2003 and how excited the children were at the time and I am pleased that it has found a new home in such a lovely location at Ysgol Pen Coch.
"I was also delighted that a number of staff who used to work at Ysgol Delyn who now work at Ysgol Pen Coch were able to join us at the ceremony."
Councillor Paul Cunningham, Chairman of Flintshire County Council said;
"After opening Ysgol Pen Coch quickly established itself as a centre of excellence in special needs learning that Flintshire is rightly proud of and it is entirely appropriate that the link between this new school and one of three wonderful schools that preceded it is commemorated in this way."
Richard Shroll, Managing Director, Wates Residential North, said:
"One of the great pleasures of our work on the council's housing programme has been getting to know so many of the local community, and our team was very happy to have helped preserve this time capsule for future generations to discover."
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Pictured in the attached photograph with pupils from the School's council are(l to r) are; school staff members Sharon Williams and Dawn Hopkins, Chairman's Consort Mrs. Joan Cunningham, Cllr. Paul Cunningham, Chairman of Flintshire County Council, Cllr. Chris Bithell, George Tatum, Chair of Governors and Mick Cunningham of Wates Residential North