An egg-citing New Year’s gift

THIS was the bizarre surprise waiting in store for pupils returning back to school after the Christmas break. Youngsters walking through the gates of Kingsgate Primary School in Kingsgate Road, Kilburn, on Tuesday morning for the first day back from the

THIS was the bizarre surprise waiting in store for pupils returning back to school after the Christmas break.

Youngsters walking through the gates of Kingsgate Primary School in Kingsgate Road, Kilburn, on Tuesday morning for the first day back from the holidays soon spotted giant Papier Mache eggs strewn around their playground.

Kate Roberts, teacher and literacy coordinator, said the stunt will inspire the children to enjoy their reading.

She said: "We want the children to enjoy their writing and just wanted to do something special to get them back into learning at school.

"We pretended that the 'Ministry of Dragon Defence' wrote letters to the children to let them know about a new breed of dragon local to the area.

"The kids were told the Ministry needs their help to write reports on what they look like and they will also put together a newspaper report."

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Teachers from the school also dressed up as mad scientists to give the children an exciting kick start to the year.

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