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Children bury time capsule at Cefneithin building site

Artwork created by children at a Cefneithin school has been buried in a time capsule at a building site for future generations to unearth.

Pupils at Cefneithin Primary School were challenged to design a house of the future, complete with eco features to help halt climate change.

On Wednesday (November 18) 24 children aged eight to 11 made the short walk to Persimmon Homes West Wales’ Maes y Parc development off Heol Y Parc, in Cefneithin.

The children watched excitedly as their drawings were put inside a weatherproof time capsule and buried on site.

They were also given a talk about safety around building sites and how science is used in construction.

Rowland Grant, site manager at Maes y Parc, said: “We always strive to engage with the commnuities in which we operate, and it was great to welcome the children to the development.

“They had produced some super drawings with interesting ideas of how houses might look in the future.

“Who knows, maybe the time capsule will be unearthed one day and people will be able to enjoy the pictures again.”

Mrs Beverley Owen, headteacher at the school, said: “The children really enjoyed visiting the building site and seeing the time capsule buried – even if the visit was during Storm Barney!

“It’s been a great way to get the children thinking about house building and being green. Who knows, maybe there are some budding builders amongst them.”

Maes y Parc is a development of 127 two, three and four bedroom homes, with prices starting at £125,995.

It is the perfect setting for those who want to experience village life, while still only a short drive from Carmarthen.

Persimmon’s Part Exchange scheme is available, where the house builder will organise the sale of a customer’s existing home from start to finish after two independent valuations.

Visit for more information, or call the team at Maes y Parc on 01269 500 579.