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Time and time again

Winners of the Preston Guild competition in front of Typhoon
Preston primary school children have made history by bottling the highlights of 2012 in specially commissioned time capsules.

A competition was opened up to schools across the Preston area, encouraging children to think about what the Preston Guild Year meant to them and what life might be like for the next Guild year, 2032.   The competition saw over 200 entrants share their personal experiences through a wealth of drawings, stories and accompanying letters.

The entries were whittled down to four, each of which winning:
-    A unique Guild time capsule
-    A tour of our apprentice training school where the capsules were made
-    A visit to the home of Typhoon final assembly at Warton
-    A personalised Guild medal  

The four local winners from the Preston area Liam Charnley, Isaac Blair, Leah Woods and Sam Best got the chance to take a look behind the scenes at our facilities.  Their trip began at our apprentice training school in Preston where they saw how their time capsules were made and culminated with a visit to the Typhoon final assembly facility at Warton.  After getting up close and personal with the Typhoon aircraft the winners all received personalised medals and got their hands on the prized time capsules.

Back at school the time capsules will be filled with highlights and hopes before being buried, ready for the class of 2032 to rediscover.

Very soon, across the school grounds of four Preston primary schools will lie the spirit, enthusiasm and passion of young Prestonian talent.

Some say you can’t bottle that stuff.  Well these kids just did.