In all, 120 items were put into the ground by pupils at Helvetia House School during a ceremony at the old Summerland site – formerly a part of the States police headquarters – in Rouge Bouillon.
They will be dug up in ten years’ time to give children then a flavour of life in 2018.
Every one of the 92 pupils at the school, which is situated a few yards from where the capsule was buried, was given the chance to write down information about themselves to be put in the capsule. They included details about their hobbies and who their best friend is.
Twin nine-year-old sisters, Hannah and Grace Tremeer, who are both in Year 5, were given the task of burying the capsule under the supervision of David Reid, a project officer with Andium Homes, which is developing the site.
Lindsey Woodward, head teacher of Helvetia House School, said: ‘I think all of the girls found the whole project very exciting. We thought it was a lovely project for the girls to get involved in for themselves as well as being important for young people to understand more about the construction industry.’
She added: ‘Mr Reid suggested that we wait ten to 15 years to dig up the time capsule, which all of the girls are very excited about.
‘It will be quite interesting to compare life in Jersey now to that in a decade. We know a lot can change in that space of time.’