Time capsule buried in Medway until the year 2068


10 April 2018


A time capsule has been buried at our new development Rogallo Place – and will remain unopened for the next 50 years!

Children-place-items-in-time-capsuleWe've worked with Horsted Primary School pupils in creating a capsule, which will tell future Medway residents what life was like in 2018.

The time capsule was buried by the pupils in the garden of the state-of-the-art Extra Care scheme. The scheme in Horsted Park, will be home to residents over the age of 55 and opens in June.

24 pupils from Horsted Primary School, aged between five and 11, completed questionnaires about their lives today for inclusion in the time capsule. The children also selected special items to place in the capsule, including; photos of themselves and their family, coins, a globe, a Barbie doll, a World Cup Sticker album, a bar of chocolate, and a copy of the Medway Messenger!

One Horsted pupil, Riley (8), created a scrapbook about life in 2018, including pictures and details about his favourite things to do, local landmarks, information about his class and his family. This went into the time capsule, that won’t be opened until 2068 when most of the children will be in their sixties.

Children-with-Optivo-bags.jpgHorsted Primary teacher, Rebecca Nichols, spoke of the importance of the event: "It’s great to see the children in our school so excited about this opportunity to work with Optivo and be part of the local community. This is a special chance for the children to think about the passage of time and record their thoughts for future generations to see.”

The time capsule was buried in a special ceremony attended by children and teachers from Horsted school along with Optivo staff and representatives from Medway Council.

Our Land and New Business Director, Neill Tickle had the honour of placing the time capsule in the ground. Neill said: “We’re so pleased the children have created this fantastic time capsule for Rogallo Place. We hope the school continue to be involved with the new residents when they move in.

Optivo is working hard to provide quality homes for local people and develop housing for generations to come. We think Rogallo Place is an excellent example of the future of housing for older people. Extra Care provides independent living with support on hand when it’s required.”

Rogallo Place includes a mixture of one and two bedroom apartments dedicated to older persons' housing. It will provide 24 hour care packages tailored to the needs of the residents. An onsite restaurant will be open to the public 7 days a week, offering tasty home cooked food and a functions menu for special events.

We still have apartments at Rogallo Place available for shared ownership sale. If you’d like more information or a tour of the show apartment please call the Sales Team on 0800 121 60 60, email: sales@Optivo.org.uk or read more about Rogallo Place.

To find out if you’re eligible for a rented apartment, please contact Medway Council on 01634 30 60 00 or visit their website.