Message to the future shines light on next generation

Milford Mercury: GOING UNDERGROUND: Year 7 pupils from Milford Haven School bury the time capsule at the Liddeston Ridge Solar Array. It will be dug up in 25 years time. (8290742) GOING UNDERGROUND: Year 7 pupils from Milford Haven School bury the time capsule at the Liddeston Ridge Solar Array. It will be dug up in 25 years time. (8290742)

A GROUP of year seven pupils from Milford Haven School recently took a glimpse into their future.

The youngsters imagined what they and the town would be like in 25 years time as part of a project to celebrate the big switch on for power at Liddeston Ridge Solar Park.

Some pupils wrote letters to themselves and predicted what their future careers may be – from footballers to lawyers and shopkeepers.

The messages have been sealed and buried in two time capsules at the Liddeston Ridge Solar Array to be opened in 25 years time.

The project coincided with the official opening of a flagship solar photovoltaic project that has been established at Liddeston Ridge. It is capable of powering up to 1,000 homes.

Jessica Duckworth, energy projects co-ordinator at the Port of Milford Haven, has been working directly with Milford Haven School.

She said: “Giving local schools a chance to learn about renewable energy and environmental awareness, is a key long term strategy for this project. Liddeston Ridge Photovoltaic Array provides an opportunity to show them first-hand how the sun can be used to generate ‘green’ electricity.

“We hope that by working with young people to create these time capsules it will help them to think about what the future holds for renewable energy and Milford Haven."

Geography teacher and head of R.E. Gareth Williams, said: “This experience has proved really worthwhile for our learners who have gained knowledge of new technology, energy-generation using solar power and also started to consider themselves as adults in 25 years time.

“The letters and posters generated by the students have shown that our young people have great hopes for the future and an understanding of the challenges they will face and for that we are most grateful to the Port of Milford Haven for facilitating this project”.

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