Chenango Valley Middle School Students Burying a COVID-19 Time Capsule
I remember when I went to first grade at the brand new Northeast Bradford Elementary School. It was 1970 and to commemorate the first year, it was decided to bury a time capsule. It's hard to believe that it's been over 50 years and I can't wait to see what was put into it. No, I don't know when they plan to unearth it...I guess I should find out.
You see, we have a way of revising history. For example, I remember the 80's very well and when I hear it talked about now, it's not exactly told the way it really was. So that's why I think this is fantastic what the Chenango Valley Middle School Student Council is doing.
They are burying their own time capsule filled with things like face masks, a social distancing sign, hand sanitizer, and more. It's their way of remembering the COVID-19 pandemic and reminding future generations of what it was really like in 2020 and 2021.
Student government members shared some insightful words and then the time capsule was buried outside of the middle school building. According to News Channel 34, the capsule will be opened back up in 25 years.
By then, these kids will be parents and they will be able to show and tell their children what it was like. The Student Council is not only burying a time capsule but they are also planting a COVID-19 memorial tree to honor the lives that were lost in the pandemic.
By then, we'll have the lense of time and we'll know if it was handled correctly. I hope that we won't have to go through this again especially the children.