NEWSPAPERS, photographs and fidget spinners were among the items buried in a time capsule by primary school children in Bicester last week.

Year 3 pupils from Longfields Primary School planted the memento during a visit to the link 9 warehouse development in the north of the town as special guests of Parkway Construction.

The children were also given a guided tour of the site but the main event was burying the time capsule, which they hope will not be opened until the year 2118.

Teacher Bob Kellam spearheaded the project and said his class could not contain their excitement throughout the process.

Mr Kellan, 42, said: "The children thought the whole thing was amazing.

"They loved coming up with ideas and they put a great deal of thought about what was important to them to put in.

"Our idea was to think about what Bicester would be like in 100 years time, so there were a lot of flying cars mentioned."

Last Thursday was the class's second trip to the Skimmingdish Lane development, after previously seeing how different rock types were removed from the land.

They were given a guided tour by the developers, including a sneak peek at the site's new buildings and machinery used to lay the concrete floor and prepare the walls.

But the children were most enthusiastic about burying the time capsule and they assembled a collection of important items to put inside.

With an eye on what would interest Bicester residents of the future, they included several newspapers, magazines and photographs of the town in the present day, along with a fidget spinner or two.

Mr Kellam also asked his class to create posters of their favourite celebrities and sports people to provide another window into 2018.

The constructors dug a hole in the ground before pupils buried the capsule while reading out their hopes for the world in 100 years' time.

Mr Kellam said: "It was all very sweet – they asked that all the homeless people in the future would have their own home.

"They also wanted everybody to be kind to each other and for there to be no more wars."

The class will now write about the experience, which their teacher admitted had been met with rather less enthusiasm.

But Mr Kellam revealed the trip may have helped several of the class find their future careers.

He said: "The whole experience was wonderful for the children and they were so well looked after by Parkway Construction.

"They have certainly inspired the site managers, digger drivers and dump truck operators of the future."