Extra-terrestrial mystery for pupils to investigate at school

EXTRA-curricular became extra-terrestrial at a Bury school.

Startled staff and pupils recently arrived at Sunny Bank Primary in Hathaway Road to discover a “UFO” had apparently crash landed on the playing field.

Pupils also found strange burn marks and holes surrounding the epicentre of the impact zone as well as green slime in the vicinity.

The site was cordoned off by community police officers while Government officials, wearing protective suits and breathing masks, began investigations.

Headteacher Mike Green said: “Initially, we assumed the debris had fallen from an aircraft. However, CCTV clearly showed some form of alien craft crashing onto the site in the early hours of the morning.”

The Unsworth school decided to devote a week to investigate the bizarre happening.

Thankfully, however, no little “green men” were found and the “crash” had been simulated as a novel exercise to allow the children to use the experience in a variety of lessons.

They were encouraged to use their powers of recall and observation during evidence-gathering interviews.

Deputy headteacher Martin van Hecke said: “The UFO has been the focus of lessons from literacy and art to science and numeracy.

“It’s not every day something like this happens. It has really fired the pupils’ imaginations.”

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

12:11pm Fri 14 Dec 12

buckfeed17 says...

What a fantastic idea
What a fantastic idea buckfeed17

12:35pm Sun 16 Dec 12

R'Marcus says...

What a Hecke
What a Hecke R'Marcus

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree