Alien crash landing is out of this world

PCSO Mick Coates and PC Rachel March with pupils Brandon Gretton, Cara Makin and Amy Marsh from Wingerworth School.
PCSO Mick Coates and PC Rachel March with pupils Brandon Gretton, Cara Makin and Amy Marsh from Wingerworth School.
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POLICE officers in north Derbyshire dealt with an incident with a difference - after aliens crash landed at a school.

Deer Park Primary School in Wingerworth was sealed off when a ‘spacecraft’ plummeted to the ground.

The alien landing was a mock up aimed at firing up pupils’ imaginations and encouraging creative writing.

Youngsters arrived at school to find the damaged craft, alien eggs and green slime on the field.

Police had sealed off the area around it and pupils were encouraged to try and work out what had happened.

Headteacher Tim Soar said: “We wanted to create an experience that would stimulate pupils at all levels and give them the opportunity to respond creatively to an immediate situation, as well as running a project that could work on a cross-subject level.”

Youngsters will also complete maths and art projects about the alien landing.

Police Community Support Officer Mick Coates and PC Rachel March spoke to the children about gathering evidence and examining the scene.

PCSO Coates said: “We were happy to take part in the event and help the teachers to make it a believable scenario.

“We encouraged the youngsters to look at all the clues as if it were a real police investigation so they could be as descriptive as possible.”