The children have drawn self portraits and made lists of their favourite foods, places & things to do, as well as making collages of the kind of toys they like to play with. They also looked at postcards from 1900 which were produced for the World Exhibition in Paris and displayed the artists’ predictions of what the world would be like in 2000. Although some were quite far off the mark, such as underwater whale buses and flying postmen, others have become a reality including machines that can sweep the floor (vacuum cleaners) and houses on wheels (caravans) . The children then created their own predictions of the future which included some equally outlandish and also perceptive ideas, ranging from jelly trampolines and flying armchairs to no more homelessness and sustainable energy.
Thank you to the children for helping out with The Old Library project and hopefully we can keep adding to our time capsule content over the next 18 months.