Pupils making the step up to secondary school this term have buried a time capsule to be opened after they finish their GCSEs in five years’ time.

They filled the capsule with information, videos and music put together during a summer camp at their new school, Grange Technology College , Bradford.

The children took part in a range of activities throughout the week, which included a visit by film-maker Jack King who helped them produce their own films, a trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and making personalised t-shirts.

The week saw teachers and support staff at both Grange and the adjoining Southfield Primary School take part in the activities, designed to mark pupils’ transition from one school to the other.

Nicky Waterson, head of literacy and language at Southfield School, said the time capsule would be opened by the pupils before they leave at the end of year 11 in 2017.

She said: “This has been all about trying to raise standards in literacy through fun activities, mostly through mixed media.

“We thought it would be a good opportunity for them to get used to the school, meet staff and other pupils.”