Factory visit for Guild winners

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Pupils from a number of Preston primary schools have planted time capsules to remind future generations of this year’s Guild celebrations.

The youngsters were among more than 200 pupils who entered the competition to share their thoughts on what life might be like when the next Guild arrives in 2032 through drawings, stories and letters.

They were placed in a unique time capsule which will lie in the grounds of their respective schools for the next 20 years.

The winners were Liam Charnley (Blessed Sacrament Primary School, Ribbleton), Isaac Blair (Fulwood and Cadley Primary School, Fulwood), Leah Woods (Grange Primary School, Ribbleton) and Sam Best (Grimsargh St Michaels Primary School, Grimsargh).

As part of the prize, the youngsters were given a behind-the-scenes look at one of Lancashire’s biggest employers, defence giant BAE Systems, which organised the competition.

It began with a visit to the company’s training school on Strand Road, Preston and then its jet-building factory at Warton, near Preston, where it builds fighter jets including the Eurofighter Typhoon.

They also received personalised Guild medals, manufactured at the BAE training school and given to every volunteer at this summer’s celebrations.




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