A GIANT nest containing golden eggs appeared mysteriously in a Kenton school playground – setting tongues wagging among the captivated pupils.
The find at Kenmore Park First School prompted an intriguing day of writing and roleplaying exercises as the children turned detective to try to find out the origin of the strange object, helpfully guarded by a local police community support officer.
Literary subject leader Aysha Bennett explained: "When the kids got to school, there were three golden eggs outside in the playground!
"The caretaker Mr Donovan had discovered the nest and the parents and children came up to see it and started asking questions, like: where did the eggs come from?
"They had lots of different theories, such as dinosaurs, giant flying birds or aliens, and we asked a couple of children who live near the school if they had noticed anything unusual, and some of them said 'I thought I heard a noise' or 'I saw something flying across the sky'.
"We held an emergency assembly and the headteacher told them we had contacted London Zoo and a team from there was going to take the eggs away to analyse them."
The children wrote newspaper reports and stories about what creatures might be behind the unusual eggs and drew pictures of what they thought such beings may look like.
Ms Bennett said: "They were excited about it, and we're still waiting for a letter from London Zoo explaining what it was."