A COMPUTER, pictures of current students and local newspapers were among the items chosen by students at Dartmouth Academy to go into a time capsule.
The capsule was handed over to contractor Leadbitter, a subsidiary of Bouygues UK, at a special ceremony at the school in Milton Lane.
It will mark the completion of the new £8.5million rebuild and will go into the ground as a memento of when the work was carried out.
The student council was asked to give its views on what should go into the time capsule, to show future generations how children are taught today and what the community of Dartmouth is like too.
The students chose an iPad, which is used as a teaching aid in many subjects, a computer, images of current students, copies of local newspapers, plans of the existing and new school buildings and the Academy's uniform, among other objects.
The capsule was handed over to Leadbitter project manager James Thomas and community engagement officer Jackie Kelly.
Some students were lucky enough to have a tour of the building site before the handover ceremony and visited the upper storeys of the new building, giving spectacular views of both the River Dart, Torbay and all the way to Start Point lighthouse.
Director of learning, Simon Wood, said: "This has been a fun project for the students, as they tried to think what objects would best reflect our times.
"I think the range of items and information they have chosen will give future generations an interesting view of our school and community and may even make them smile."
The capsule will be buried beneath the entrance to the main reception of the newly- rebuilt school, which will be ready for occupation in March, 2014.