The Jubilee Time Capsule
04 November, 2011
The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS), a global education charity based in London, runs a range of programmes, events, research and advocacy campaigns to engage people in international issues, using the Commonwealth as a vehicle to do so. It’s latest programme is the launching of the Jubilee Time Capsule (JTC), an ambitious new online project to celebrate Her Majesty, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee next year. The JTC is a unique social archive telling the people's history of the Commonwealth in the 60 years of Her Majesty's Headship of the association.
Samantha Frost of the JTC’s steering committee explains,
“A great deal has happened over the world in the last 60 years and we are looking for people of all ages to enter stories, photos, videos, music, and illustrations about a day in the last 60 years that is important to them, their family or their country,” Frost said.
“In June 2012, the Jubilee Time Capsule shall be launched in the presence of Her Majesty at Westminster Abbey on the Commonwealth Day of Observance and we want to hear stories about each and every one of the last 22,000-plus days.”
Every month the JTC is themed and this month (November) the theme is sport and with rugby being a very prominent sport within the Commonwealth the JTC has asked the Fiji Rugby Union for assistance.
“We’d love to receive as many entries as possible on Rugby, as it is an important sport in Commonwealth countries and would stimulate children’s interest and generate discussion on their own involvement in sport. In this regard we’d like to encourage entries from Fiji by asking people to tell the Jubilee Time Capsule about their most memorable rugby match”.
Anyone wishing to tell the JTC their story people will need to visit the JTC website - www.jubileetimecapsule.org
– and follow the instructions on the home page.