Pupils from Christ Church CE Primary School have buried a time capsule at the Carnforth 356 development site.

This collaborative project was led by the site manager, Mark Dean of Barnfield Construction, and involved year 5 and 6 students from the school.

Head teacher, Rebekah Richardson, said: "The Oak Class visited the Barnfield Construction site and buried an engraved time capsule filled with artefacts representing the school in 2024.

"The time capsule was buried in a special plot which has been photographed, with an X marking the spot to be opened by the school in 2074".

Mr Dean championed the idea as part of his efforts to give something back to the community.

He said: "It is exciting to have this on our site and for it to be locked away for 50 years.

"I wonder how school life and technology will have changed by then!"

Mr Dean has also achieved a Considerate Constructor score of 44 out of a possible 45 at the Carnforth site.

This is a voluntary programme which aims to raise standards in the industry.

David Shaw, HSEQ manager of Barnfield Construction, said: "As part of the scheme, contractors must manage their impact on their local communities by supporting a positive experience.

"A key part of this is proactively maintaining effective engagement with the community to deliver meaningful positive impact.

"Across all of our sites, we adopt this approach, but we have found it is sometimes the small things that make the biggest impact.

"By working with our local community, not only have we built some great relationships and learned about the community in which we operate, in burying the time capsule, the school children of Christ Church Primary School have taken home a memory of a lifetime.”

The partnership was a rewarding experience for all participants.

Mrs Richardson said: "It’s been great to be involved with this project with Mark, we’ve been learning about the history of Carnforth and the time capsule has allowed us to be part of its future."

The students of Christ Church CE Primary School recently presented the Town Mayor for 2023-2024, Cllr Grisenthwaite, with drawings illustrating their suggestions to improve the town.

These drawings were displayed at Carnforth Civic Hall.

Carnforth 356 is a strategic employment site located on the A601(M) at Junction 35 of the M6.

The site includes units pre-let to several businesses including Cadent, Howdens, Screwfix, and Linneaus, and is located next to the Porsche Centre South Lakes.

The name Carnforth 356 combines the site location with an homage to the old Porsche model 356.

For any enquiries about the last remaining unit, contact retained agents Brendan O’Herlihy at Preston O’Herlihy or Ruth Leighton at JLL.