Spaceship crash leads to close encounter for Long Buckby kids

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ALIENS were the talk of the playground at an infant school following a dramatic spaceship crash.

Long Buckby Infant School was the site of the fictional incident when an extraterrestrial craft crash-landed on Wednesday.

Year One and Reception class children launched an investigation as part of the alien day, which started when the school’s bursar burst into the middle of the assembly declaring a spaceship had crashed.

The children soon set to work.

Teacher Sue Musgrove said: “They all went around looking for clues and drawing up lists of who they needed to interview and what sort of questions they would need to ask.

“A lot of people were really happy to be a part of the day including the governors and the police.

“They got a lot out of the day and they were all buzzing about it after school. There was a lot of excitement and it is something the children will be talking about for years.

“All of the feedback we have had from parents has been really positive too.”

The children, who took part in the day as part of on-going work about space will now be working on where the debris from the crash has gone, who took it away and what has happened to the aliens inside.