So to celebrate, each year group at the school was asked what they would like to bury in a time capsule which was placed into the centre stone of the Dovecote floor.
Prior to the burial of the capsule, The Major of Stockton, Councillor Paul Baker, officially opened the Dovecote.
They were Grade II-listed in 1957 and, according to English Heritage, tradition has it that it was the Normans who introduced pigeons and dovecotes to this country in the 11th century.
The dovecotes had a variety of other uses over the years, including a general storage space, and gradually became dilapidated.
Until the 17th century the keeping of pigeons was restricted to the clergy and the lord of the manor, and therefore most dovecotes are close to the village church or the manor house.
This one, now owned by the National Trust, has a feature that is now rare in the English dovecotes, but was once a practical necessity.
You may wish to consider offering a complete package deal by supplying a dovecote
together with a small flock of doves.
The brick portions sit comfortably, tucked behind in mellowed contrast, nearly spanning the gap between stone house and old stone dovecote
and fishponds were the solutions to the seasonal shortage of food.
Officers want to put the dovecotes
, which cost pounds 18,000, in St Andrew's Gardens and Jubilee Gardens.
The council will pinpoint the best areas for the dovecotes
and liaise with businesses to effectively proof their buildings so pigeons cannot roost and then migrate to other sites.
are set to be built at either end of Regent Street to encourage the birds to perch, nest and feed in one place.
One of Britain's most unusual dovecotes
has been returned to its former glory after an pounds 85,000 restoration.
PIGEONS are to be provided with dovecotes
in Coventry city centre in a crafty way to encourage them to lay their eggs just where the council can pinch them.
In 1974 a survey showed that there were only 50 dovecotes
left in the county.