Pupils from Branksome Heath Middle School, Poole, made history when they buried a time capsule at the new John Lewis At Home shop, which will open on October 22.
The eight youngsters lodged 10 items in the wall of the new shop to give future residents of Poole an idea of what people brought for their homes in 2009. The products included a lamp, cushion and vase, as well as a Branksome Heath Middle School uniform and letters from the pupils to school children of the future.
A plaque commemorating the event now marks the spot at the retailer’s first shop to focus exclusively on products for the home.
John Lewis at home branch manager, James Prince, said that it was important to the company to work with local organisations and schools in the areas in which it trades.