Preston Muslim Girls make their own piece of history

Pupils at a city high school are making history - in more ways than one.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 9:28 am
Staff and pupils were given a tour of the new building at Preston Muslim Girls High before they buried a time capsule for posterity

Preston Muslim Girls’ High officially topped the table for adding value to pupils’ education in last week’s government league tables.

This comes as the school, which started out in with only a handful of pupils in classrooms in a converted mill in Deepdale, is undergoing a major transformation.

Currently operating from three separate sites, it is celebrating the construction of new purpose built school.

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Pupils buried a time capsule in the grounds of the new Preston Muslim Girls School building

The state-of-the art new facility with outdoor space, is being built behind Deepdale Mill, on the site of a disused industrial building.

To celebrate it’s heritage, the school has buried a time capsule which will be dug up in September 2039 - to mark its 50th anniversary.

A spokesman said: “The idea came to us as the new school building was being put up. It seemed a great opportunity to capture what the school is like now and to send that into the future. PMGHS has changed so much over the years.”

The weather-proof tube contains a host of items reflecting the current era, including letters tot heir future selves from headteacher Mufti Javid, Fowziyah Adam the current head girl and Mrs Tahera Kalang, an ex-pupil, who is now the head of PE, and welfare assistant Mrs Memuda Umerji,

Staff and pupils from Preston Muslim Girls School gathered to buy the time capsule at the site of the new building

There is also a copy of the school’s outstanding Ofsted report, coins and newspapers, GCSE papers examples of pupil exercise books and postcards to the future.

The spokesman added: “The last thing to go in was the newspaper of the day. Friday, January 31st was a historic day as it was the day that the UK officially left the EU.”

The capsule is buried inwhat will be a landscaped area and the new building is expected to be ready for the start of the new academic year in September.

Head girl Fowziyah
Two pupils from each year group joined the staff and the Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl to bury the time capusle