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Time Capsule Buries History

More than a dozen children have invested their hopes for the future in the new community fire station at Rising Brook - literally!

A time capsule featuring personal letters, photographs and school work was buried in the foundations of the facility on Friday afternoon.

"The first steps have now been taken and bonds forged with schools which will last for generations."

Chris Hughes, Watch Manager, Rising Brook

Youngsters from St Peters Playgroup, Silkmoor Community Primary School, The Grove Primary School and Burton Manor Primary School contributed items to the capsule.

Year seven students from Stafford Sports College have also been involved with the project.

They were responsible for organising all school input.

Supervising the planting ceremony was Chris Hughes, Watch Manager at Rising Brook.

"When the station is completed the time capsule will be directly under my new office," he said.

"The work the schools and children put into this has been amazing. Contents include CDs with photographs, video footage and individual letters with the thoughts, aspirations and the future plans of these young people.

"The future of fire safety work at Rising Brook is centred on education within the community.

"The first steps have now been taken and bonds forged with schools which will last for generations."

Work at the Rising Brook site started in July and is expected to be completed next summer.

It forms part of a £46-million investment by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service to build ten new community fire stations.