ALIENS from galaxies far, far away crash-landed in the grounds of a Lincoln school.
Pupils of Bishop King Primary School in Kingsway arrived yesterday morning to find wreckage from a UFO in their school playing field.
Children were told that a spaceship carrying nine aliens from planets across outer space fell to Earth on Sunday night.
After volunteers from RAF Scampton and Lincolnshire Police secured the crash site, pupils had to document the wreckage and use their imagination to determine where it came from.
Then, at lunchtime, the pupils looked on with bewilderment as the stranded aliens joined them in the dinning hall.
The aliens then joined pupils in the classroom, where they were taught the basics in reading, writing and arithmetic.
The event was put together in order to encourage creative writing and imaginative thinking within the school.
The pupils will now write their experiences from the day for a school newspaper to be published and distributed throughout the local community.
Kate Rouse, headteacher of Bishop King, told the Echo: "We identified that writing is below where it should be across the school so we wanted to do something to really inspire the children and get them stimulated.
"They acted as reporters for the day to stimulate the writing and the end product is going to be a school newspaper, which we will celebrate with the whole community.
"In the morning, the children interviewed the RAF personnel and members of staff and recorded all their findings.
"Then aliens joined the pupils in the classrooms to interact and help model their learning."
The roles of the aliens were played by performing arts students from North Kesteven School, who had to act out their own characters for the duration of the school day as part of their course.
Daniel Lilley, 17, of Lincoln, took on the role of Radolip, a 343-year-old red and black striped alien from the planet of Yupoluposious.
He was joined by Michael Powell, 17, who took on the guise of the black and silver alien Chio, from the planet Pin, and Toby Lee, 17, who played a blue alien named Blueby, from the planet Blue.
Daniel told the Echo: "All the kids interacted with us well and everyone had their own view. We tried to make it believable.
Toby said: "The kids really got into it and took us around, showing us what it was like to be at their school.
"It's a new experience for the children and lets them get involved, rather than just sitting in a classroom."