Nostalgia as Angel Road Infant School digs up London 2012 Olympics time capsule

Pupils dig up their 2012 Olympic time capsule at Angel Road Infant School.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Pupils dig up their 2012 Olympic time capsule at Angel Road Infant School.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

For many, London 2012 may seem like yesterday, but for some children at school today the Olympics were more than half a lifetime ago.

Pupils dig up their 2012 Olympic time capsule at Angel Road Infant School.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Pupils dig up their 2012 Olympic time capsule at Angel Road Infant School.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

So there was nostalgia in the air when pupils returned to Angel Road Infant School yesterday to open a time capsule they buried four years ago, containing their memories of the games.

PE co-ordinator Michelle Driscoll said items in the capsule, including programmes from London 2012, items donated by local competitors, photos of the Olympic torch in Norfolk and commemorative stamps, were in good condition when they came out of the ground.

Pupils at the junior school, who originally buried the capsule, were joined by those at the infant school for the event.

Ms Driscoll said: 'Four years for them is a long time. The eight-year-olds who came across were very nostalgic. It does not seem long for us, but it is for them.'


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She said they were already looking forward to the 2016 Games in Rio, and the school is planning a video message for a school in Brazil to share its experiences of the Olympics.

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