Toronto time capsule reveals vision of today

SOME were wildly imaginative, some were close to the money, but all were fun to read.

Letters written by children in 1988 featured predictions of what school might be like for pupils at Toronto Public School in 2013.

The letters, pulled from a time capsule uncovered on Friday, were revealed at the school's fete.

Principal Sharon McFarlane read a selection of the letters to an audience that included pupils and parents from the class of 1988.

Letters predicted a swimming pool, escalators, and a lift would be added to the school.

The Sydney Monorail opened in 1988 and it made an obvious impression on one Toronto pupil who predicted that a monorail would be the preferred mode of transport for school children.

Other predictions included:

● "Girls might wear pants."

● "People will be taught by computers and go to school by rocket."

● "In the future, people will probably not have books but I bet they will have paper to draw on."

Ms McFarlane said the school would bury a new time capsule in 2015 as part of its 125-year anniversary.

PUPIL PREDICTIONS: Principal Sharon McFarlane and school prefects Amber Berry, centre, and Taylor Crowe, remove the 1988 time capsule from the ground. Picture: David Stewart

PUPIL PREDICTIONS: Principal Sharon McFarlane and school prefects Amber Berry, centre, and Taylor Crowe, remove the 1988 time capsule from the ground. Picture: David Stewart

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