PUPILS from St Ives School in Haslemere have had their memories of life during the Covid-19 pandemic preserved as part of the 2021 School Time Capsule, a project led by BAFTA Kids, children’s mental health charity Place2Be and Oak National Academy.

Schools were asked to submit any evidence they had of children learning over the period of national lockdown.

As soon as the lockdown was announced, St Ives produced a new school motto and logo to help its community stay close and connected during this period: “St Ives Together Whilst Apart”.

Parents regularly sent in photos and videos of their children at home, which were shared among the school community during live lessons, assemblies, school quizzes and lunches over Teams. The school also produced several videos.

The submissions from St Ives for the BAFTA video have been preserved alongside those from other schools.

The time capsule was sealed at BAFTA’s headquarters on London’s Piccadilly.

The pupils’ reflections will be shared with future generations when the capsule is opened in 2047, marking BAFTA’s 100-year anniversary.

Kay Goldsworthy, headteacher at St Ives, said: “It has been very exciting to be part of this project of BAFTA’s and we are so pleased so many of our videos have been included.”