Time capsule opened for Wynnum State High’s 80th birthday - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

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The 3rd of March 2022 marked Wynnum State High School’s 80th birthday and the school received a very special birthday present – a time capsule that was sealed 40 years ago in 1982. The significance of the date of the time capsule is that it celebrates forty years on from the opening of our school in 1942. And Forty Years On is Wynnum High’s school song, written in 1872 originally for the Harrow School in England. The song speaks of what the world would be like 40 years on and speaks of looking back at what was shared by students at school. So it was fitting for the students of 1982 to give this gift to the students of 2022.

The ceremony to open the time capsule coincided with our first full assembly for the year and some of the 1982 graduates attended to witness the opening.

Inside the time capsule were hundreds of artefacts including student work, teacher planning, local newspaper articles from 1982 and music mix tapes recorded on cassettes! There were also personally addressed letters to the school captains, principal and P&C president.

The time capsule contents are currently on display in the school library and are being saved electronically. The time capsule will be refilled this year and our gift to the students of 2062 will reflect the world that we live in now. When the school celebrates its 120th year, it will be opened.

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