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Tim Henman's racquet makes it into Reed's School, Cobham, time capsule
To celebrate the start of the Reed’s School bicentenary year, the schools headmaster launched the clock on a time capsule at the first assembly of the new school year.
Time Capsule 200 was designed by the art, design and technology and IT departments and in the next 12 months, items representing the school will be placed into it before it is sealed at speech day on July 6 next year.
Students, teachers and former pupils will all be able to include items in the capsule which best represent the school in the past 200 years.
Along with traditional items such as photographs and school ties, a recording of music composed by an A-level music student, a book of photographs made by art students and items from famous alumni, including a signed tennis racquet from Tim Henman, will also be included.
The school also hope to include a message from the Queen, who is a patron of the school.
Headteacher David Jarrett said: “One of the boys came up with the idea of attaching a clock to the capsule which will count down to its opening in 2087, the 300th anniversary of Andrew Reed’s birth, which hopefully a good number of the current students will still be around to witness.
“The bicentenary gives us time to reflect on what we have achieved and to prepare ourselves for the next 200 years.”
In the coming year, a number of events will be held to celebrate the bicentenary and the work of Andrew Reed, including a service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, an art exhibition at the Menier Gallery, London, and a production of The Tempest.
The events will highlight the inspiration of Andrew Reed, the school’s founder, by reflecting on his achievements.
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