Time traveller

Time was of the essence when UEL students buried a capsule at their Docklands campus to mark the final months of building work on the �12 million Sports Dock.

The time capsule, which was designed and built by UEL student Holly Williams, was placed beneath the foundations of the sports centre and will be reopened 50 years from now, in 2061.

A proud Holly said: “It feels great.

“I love this university so contributing this time capsule is something I’ll always remember.”

The capsule’s contents include pictures by pupils from Drew Primary School in the Royal Docks, who were represented at the ceremony by nine-year-old class mates Neve Hughes and Kezia Abloso, along with deputy head teacher Nicky Knight.

Working on the themes of community, sport and the Olympics, the youngsters contributed ten images, including illustrations of world 100 metres record holder Usain Bolt, Silvertown’s Tate & Lyle factory and Upton Park the soon to be former home of West Ham.

Other items included photographs of UEL sports teams, time lapsed footage of the construction of the Sports Dock and a unique badge provided by the United States Olympic Committee whose London 2012 athletics team will use the Docklands campuses next year.

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A memory card containing footage of the burial ceremony was also included.

The Sports Dock will feature multi-use games areas, two multi-court sports halls, a state-of-the-art gym, a high performance strength and conditioning centre, football pitches, a dance studio, a sports cafe and social areas.