Elementary school buries something in brick structure for next 25 years

CORNING, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Hugh Gregg Elementary School in Corning buried a time capsule on Tuesday afternoon that won't see the light of day for the next 25 years. 

It's in celebration of the multimillion dollar construction project completed to date.

The school is starting this tradition in hopes of the students coming back to open it up in 2042. 

The architect approached the school with the idea to plant it inside the brick structure standing in front of the new main entrance. 

"I think back to my experience as a student when I was also in 5th grade and experienced a time capsule and how important it was for me... how I kept thinking about going back to my elementary school," Principal Ann Collins said. "I hope it has the same impact for children here today, that they think about this and want to come back."

Students gathered outside the school to hear from staff on the significance of the meaningful day. 

Two students, the May Day king and queen, gave a speech on what they believe the school and world will be like in 2042 when it's time to open the time capsule. 

The school is about halfway through its renovations and among its many new amenities, it's sporting a six-classroom wing, lockers which they never had, dedicated art and music spade, and new entrance with safety features. 

And to finally ease your suspense, here are just some of the items that were left inside the capsule: A yearbook from this school year, photos of President Donald Trump, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Corning Mayor Rich Negri, a fidget spinner, information about the iPhone X, a lunch menu, prices of items in the school store, and much, much more. 

School staff is unaware on how they'll remove the brick when it's time to open the capsule, but it also might not be their problem 25 years from now. 


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