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Pupils' Car Designs Buried In Time Capsule

Friday, 06 June 2008

Pupils from both the senior and junior schools have had their cars of the future designs buried in a time capsule in the foundations of the new Williams BMW dealership in Bolton.

A competition was held with two age categories - Junior (7-11 years) and Senior (11-16 years) across both the boys' and girls' junior and senior schools. In each category, a first, second and third prize was awarded for the best design of a car for the road in 50 years' time.  Across the School, hundreds of pupils took part and the competition was fierce. Pupils went to great length with their drawings, descriptions and designs - many showed different elevations of their futuristic car on A3 sheets.

The difficult task of judging was performed by Williams BMW and the Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Anthony Connell.

In the Junior category the first three were all boys: Sean Pendlebury of Year 3 was adjudged the winner and he received £100 of Selfridges vouchers. Adam Critchlow came second and Zakary Harrison-Twist, Year 6, came third. They both collected £25 worth of Selfridges vouchers.

In the Senior section the winner, and overall competition winner, was Connor Benson. He received £100 worth of Selfridges vouchers. Runners-up were Chloe Wynne of Year 8 and Priya Pancholi of Year 7 from the Girls' Division, who also received £25 vouchers.

The six pupils joined the Mayor and representatives of Williams BMW for a lunch and to bury the time capsule in the foundations of the new Williams BMW dealership on 6 June. The £10 million Manchester Road dealership is due to open in December 2008 and is set to become a landmark in the town. The new dealership will display the pupils' entries.

The winning entries were placed in the time capsule along with BMW and MINI memorabilia, a signed BWFC pennant flag and a number of daily newspapers and magazines.

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Pupils are joined by the Mayor of Bolton and Williams BMW reps as they bury the time capsule

Pupils are joined by the Mayor of Bolton and Williams BMW reps as they bury the time capsule