Pupils’ designs in Goodwood time capsule

C130925-2 Chi Goodwood control  phot kate''Stirling Moss with prize winning pupils from March School with their drawings,  Amelia John, eight, James Hand, seven, Amy Hand, seven, Yasmin Taylor, eight, and Saffron Taylor, nine.Picture by Kate Shemilt. C130925-2
C130925-2 Chi Goodwood control phot kate''Stirling Moss with prize winning pupils from March School with their drawings, Amelia John, eight, James Hand, seven, Amy Hand, seven, Yasmin Taylor, eight, and Saffron Taylor, nine.Picture by Kate Shemilt. C130925-2
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FIVE creative pupils from the March C of E Primary School have won a competition to have their drawings of Goodwood stored away in a time capsule.

The children also met motor-racing legend Sir Stirling Moss, who was at Goodwood to celebrate the completion of a revamp of the motor circuit’s iconic race control building.

The building has hosted many prize-giving ceremonies on the podium, including Moss, who won his first circuit race in 1948. He even took to the hill climb at Festival of Speed this weekend.

“It is a very special circuit,” said Sir Stirling.

“The great thing about this circuit is it isn’t like any other circuit.

“It is the atmosphere that makes it so good. The circuit is still exactly how it was.

“It is a very difficult course – there are two corners which are particularly hard – and there is no room for error.

“The track is quite dangerous.

“It commands a certain respect from the driver. Goodwood is very friendly, there isn’t another motor circuit like this one.

“I’ve come back every year since I retired from driving. There aren’t many places you can celebrate a win in a setting like this.”

The time capsule, which will be buried in a ceremony at Goodwood’s Revival, also includes automobilia from the last 50 years at Goodwood.

Speaking at the ceremony, Lord March said: “The idea is that we will bury some artefacts and Goodwood memorabilia, along with the wonderful drawings done by the children from the March school.

“We also have some other very exciting plans 
for Revival.

“I would also like to say a big thank you to Credit Suisse, who have helped us bring back the race control building, and our architect who has restored it so beautifully.”

The winners of the time capsule competition were picked anonymously by the teachers at the school.

Among the winning designs was a Spitfire, the motor circuit, the race track with race horses, a detailed drawing of Goodwood Revival and a car.

Liz Coyne, a Year 4 teacher at the March school, said: “I couldn’t have chosen the winners myself so all the teachers had to do it anonymously!

“Among the winners were two sets of twins. Their drawings are all wonderful.”

Ian Dembinski, head of private banking for Credit Suisse, said: “We are celebrating another great British event in association with Credit Suisse.

“That’s because we love Lord March’s pursuit of excellence, and we know our clients love it too.”