Bidbury Mead Time Capsule

Supported by a biodiversity enhancement grant from Portsmouth Water Company, Bidbury Mead Friends started work in March at the park.

Their first task was the replacement of two lost trees with a semi-mature Rowan and a disease resistant Elm to reinstate a nature habitat link between the park and the diverse habitat of St Thomas’s Churchyard.

Jenna Dewhurst, Biodiversity Specialist at Portsmouth Water Company, said “The company are committed to improving the biodiversity of its landholdings. Work has started at our paddock on Bidbury Lane opposite the park. It makes absolute sense for us to support to the Friends with their complementary biodiversity works. The trees make a bold start”.

Bidbury Infant and Junior Schools collaborated to create a Time Capsule. that was buried under the Rowan.

Emily Burns Deputy Head at Bidbury Junior School said “This gave students from both schools the chance to work together on something that they will probably remember for a long time. I am sure they will wonder if their Time Capsule will ever be found.”
Included in the time capsule are:

  • A Bidbury Junior School jumper
  • The school dinner menu
  • A golden leaf certificate given to the tidiest class at the end of the week in celebration assembly
  • A copy of our school newsletter sent out to all parents
  • A selection of books from this year World Book Day
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