Making history with Jubilee time capsule

Making history with Jubilee time capsule

A Welsh college made history when its video was chosen to be part of a time capsule presented to the Queen to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.

The film made by Coleg Gwent independent living skills (ILS) students was one of 60 contributions to the capsule from 80,000 entries to the Royal Commonwealth Society.

The collection — the world’s biggest global digital archive of stories and memories —was presented to Her Majesty at a ceremony in London.

“We are thrilled to be part of history in the making, and to be presented to the Queen on such a wonderful occasion in her special Jubilee year,” said ILS tutor Victoria English.

“We were very proud to represent Coleg Gwent on such an amazing day. Students feel privileged to have had some brilliant insights into the lives and achievements of very well-known people in Wales, and we’re grateful to all of them for taking part with us. It’s been wonderful to record and share their stories and be involved in something original and creative to celebrate the Jubilee.”