Mysterious egg aids writing skills

Forensic experts examine mystery egg as school is cordoned-off.
Forensic experts examine mystery egg as school is cordoned-off.
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Egg-cellent fun was had at Gosberton Academy, when mysterious eggs were discovered.

One was found on a tree in the grounds, and the other was on the roof of the building.

The egg’s arrival was all part of a scheme to encourage children from reception to Year 6 to write.

Jamile Sherrick, head teacher at the school,said: “We did it to generate good writing from the children.

“They spent the whole week writing about the egg and then what is in it - some children thought it was an alien and some thought it was a dragon.

“Then we called the CSI team and the fire brigade who cordoned the area off and examined the egg.”

The children who wrote the best stories - judged by school governors - will receive prizes at a special awards ceremony next month in Boston, which will be a red carpet event attended by children’s author Steve Bowkett.