Schoolchildren have visited a new housing development to bury a time capsule honouring the historical significance of the site.

The pupils at Frith Manor Primary School were invited to Millbrook Park in Mill Hill - formerly Inglis Army Barracks - to mark VE Day, which was on May 8.

The capsule that has been buried contains items such as a clay plaque, a collection of portraits and a poem.

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Head teacher Rhodri Thomas said: "This event gave us an exciting opportunity to encourage our Year 5 pupils to think about how the past connects with the future. The contents will reflect the experiences and changes that have taken place as we transition out of the pandemic, a period which will no doubt hold a significant place in history.

"Thank you to Barratt London for providing us with this interactive learning experience and allowing the children to include their creations which one day, years from now, will be dug up and explored, a concept which they have found very exciting."

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Ed McCoy, sales and marketing director for Barratt West London, added: "Millbrook Park has been one of our most popular developments to date, so it was important for us to honour its history and the success we have had on-site.

"I’d like to thank the staff and pupils of Frith Manor Primary School for making our VE Day celebrations so special and bringing along such thoughtful items to include in the time capsule.

"In combination with a newspaper from May 6, photographs of the site team, and a Queen’s Jubilee flag, I hope we have effectively painted a picture of life in Mill Hill during 2022.”