Stepping back in time

A discovery was made in 2015 at the DHPS, and now the big secret has been revealed.

19 November 2018 | Education

In 1953, a time capsule – a copper-plated housing – was walled in

during the inauguration of the boys' hostel which was completed at that time and is now the Teicherthaus.

The capsule was recently opened by Heilke Daun, chairlady of the Deutscher Schulverein Windhoek (1949) and DHPS principal, Kristin Eichholz in the garden of the DHPS boarding school, together with Karl Stigler (DHPS head of administration), Niko Brückner (building officer of the board) and Jörg Rapp (head of the history department).

In addition to a copy of the opening speech of the school principal at that time, mr Wolf, the capsule contained various daily newspapers, annual

reports of the school association on almost four decades, stamps, a tin can with coins and banknotes from that time and an envelope with

numerous labelled photos, documenting both the construction process and the inauguration ceremony.

All objects contained in the time capsule will be archived for the time being and exhibited on the school grounds at a later date.

In the next academic year, the time capsule will also be part of a grade 10 history project in which learners will deal intensively with the history of their own school.

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