IS IT a bird? Is it a plane? Or is it something from outer space?
More than 100 schoolchildren were left puzzled when a ‘UFO’ crash-landed on their field.
Pupils at St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School in Primate Road, Titchfield Common, were left in shock yesterday morning when the mysterious object was revealed to them after school assembly.
The area around the object was covered in soot and ash with mysterious clumps of goo scattered around the vicinity and a team of ‘forensic scientists’ scoured the area for clues.
Alice Benjama, six, said: ‘It must have come from space!
‘It looks really weird but it is small enough for some small aliens to have come out of it.
It looks like something aliens would have created. It’s definitely been made in spaceOlivia Smith
‘It might have come from Mars or even Jupiter.’
Olivia Smith, six, echoed her friend’s thoughts, stating the object’s design suggested it was created by beings from another planet.
She added: ‘It looks like something aliens would have created. It’s definitely been made in space.’
Hugh Straker, seven, was puzzled as to how the object landed in the school’s grounds. He told The News: ‘It looks like something from another planet.
‘I’m just thinking about how it got here? If aliens built it, why would they leave it here for us to find?’
The object was created by teachers as part of the school’s science week.
A dustbin formed its base and it was rounded out with pipe lagging, carbon tubes and was completed by a set of lights to give it an unearthly look.
The mysterious creation will act as a key part of the school’s week with pupils set to spend the next few days putting their knowledge into practice as they dissect and examine ‘samples’ taken from the UFO.
Julie Ede, the school’s science manager said: ‘We wanted to look at doing something a little bit different for the week and provide a plot for the children to work with.
‘The kids will now take some ‘samples’ and investigate them, using their scientific knowledge.
‘It really worked out in the end and seeing the reaction on their faces was well worth the wait! They were all very excited by it.’