YOUNGSTERS placed artwork, poems and even some their school uniform inside a time capsule which has been buried at a new housing development.

Twenty pupils from Rayne Primary and Nursery School headed to the brand new Rayne Gardens site, in Braintree, to create a piece of history.

A brochure and blueprints for the Redrow development were also put inside the capsule as well as a copy of the Times.

Assistant headteacher Carolyn White said: "The children embraced the opportunity to think about what being a child is like in 2019.

"They have enjoyed producing the wide range of work and are proud to be part of leaving a piece of history for future generations."

The children were also given a guided tour of the 127-home development.

Redrow sales boss Kerry McCoubrey said: "We had such a great time with the pupils who were so enthusiastic about making their mark in history.

"A time capsule is always exciting as it makes you think about who may find it in the future and gives the children a chance to educate the next generation of Braintree residents on what life was like in their local community in 2019."