Teachers, group leaders and community reporters

Schools, community groups, and local reporters from across the Commonwealth have taken part in the Jubilee Time Capsule, adding thousands of brilliant entries that explore both local and global history. Special praise goes to our team of SuperSchools who have used the Jubilee Time Capsule as a vehicle for exploring the history of the Commonwealth, as well as developing their digital literacy skills.

Schools and community groups are encouraged to continue using the Jubilee Time Capsule as a learning tool, and keep checking the Royal Commonwealth Society website for announcements on our upcoming youth and education projects.

New! 2013 Commonwealth Essay Competition

Following the success of the JTC, we’d love to see all of the JTC SuperSchools taking part in the 2013 Commonwealth Essay Competition.

Run by the RCS since 1883, the Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world's oldest and largest schools' international writing competition. Past winners include Mr Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Singapore and Elspeth Huxley.

The competition celebrates and nurtures the creative talents of young people across the Commonwealth, providing a platform for students to compete with their peers in each of the 54 nations which make up this unique association. The competition is free to enter and entrants are judged in two age groups, Junior (under 14 years) and Senior (14-18 years).

For 2013, the competition will be run in partnership with Cambridge University Press and the deadline is Wednesday 1 May 2013. For more information click here.


Commonwealth Community Reporters

Our dedicated team of Community Reporters has used the Jubilee Time Capsule to report on local people’s stories and memories from the last 60 years. Community Reporters have received support in developing their skills and have been given a space in which to share important community stories.

Group Leaders

Scouts, Guides, local archives and libraries have all contributed to the Jubilee Time Capsule’s success, from submitting images of local floods to sharing the story of how their association celebrated the Diamond Jubilee, our groups have added great colour to the Capsule. Why not visit our Gallery and check the content out for yourself!


The JTC Super Schools


Chittagong Grammar School, Chittagong
Lakehead Grammar School, Dhaka
Sunbeams School, Dhaka


Garrison Secondary School, St Michael


Dasmesh Punjabi School, Abbotsford
Deer Park Public School, Toronto
Immaculate Conception Elementary School, Ancaster


Aim High Senior High School, Winneba
SOS-Herman Gmeiner International College, Tema


Bishop Okiring Secondary School, Kapsokwony
Malezi School, Nairobi


SK Convent Kota, Taiping
SMK Puteri Seremban, Seremban
The Kedah Matriculation College, Changlun


Aminu Kano Community Commercial College, Kano
Annabel Schools, Lagos
Day Secondary School, Enugu
Federal Science and Technical College, Yaba
Showers International Christian High School, Port Harcourt


Aitchison College, Prep School, Lahore
Faisalabad Grammar School, Kohnoor City
Fazaia Intermediate College, Islamabad
Lahore College of Arts and Sciences, Lahore
Beaconhouse School System North Nazimabad Primary

Sierra Leone

Moyamba School of Technology & Computer Studies, Moyamba

South Africa

Albert College, Prince Albert
St Katharine's School, Johannesburg

Sri Lanka

Alethea International School, Dehiwela
Burhani Serendib School, Colombo

St Kitts and Nevis

Beach Allen Primary School

St Lucia

St Joseph's Convent, Castries


Sisekelo High School, Big Bend