Youngsters were stunned when they arrived at Sacred Heart to find a rocket had crash landed in the school grounds.
Professor Roswell Rendlesham, from the Alien Investigation Bureau, was at the school in Hillsborough to investigate the rocket which had landed in the school’s Shalom garden.
He made notes, took pictures and then removed the rocket to a secret location to investigate it further.
But that wasn’t the end of the strange goings on at the primary school.
After receiving an email from Prof Rendlesham about his findings, the children discovered green, alien handprints all over the school.
Strange messages began to appear on the whiteboards saying: ‘Help us’.
The children in foundation stage two wrote messages back saying they wanted to be friends and help them, while year six children interviewed key stage one pupils about their thoughts and students in year four took photographs of the handprint to investigate them further.
Things took a turn for the worse when headteacher Catherine Kelly was kidnapped by the aliens and disappeared from the school.
Youngsters put missing posters up around the school.
Later in the week it looked like the aliens had spent all night in school.
Classrooms were messed up and there were trails of alien slime around the school.
A message found on Mrs Kelly’s desk read ‘help me’.
At the end of the week pupils received another email from Prof Rendlesham to say the alien rocket had disappeared from the secret location where he had been conducting his investigations.
He suggested the aliens must have made their own repairs and continued on their journey.
Mrs Kelly said: “Children in year six made notes in their evidence booklets during the week to aid their writing and, throughout the week, all the children wrote newspaper articles, letters and a variety of other types of writing.
“We wish our little alien friends good luck on their journey through space.
“The entire week was a huge success and a fabulous stimulus for the children’s writing.”