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UFO'S spotted in the Gwendraeth Valley! — Gwynfryn, Ponthenri and Carway pupils take part in out of this world school project

By Llanelli Star  |  Posted: January 29, 2014

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UFOS have been spotted in the Gwendraeth Valley!

At least that's what Gwynfryn, Ponthenri and Carway school pupils have been investigating as part of a special school project.

Youngsters from Years 2 and 3 returned from their dinner break to find a fake news bulletin claiming that the unidentified flying objects had been spotted above Torcefn Farm in Meinciau.

They then decided to go and investigate further.

Ysgol Gwynfryn school teacher Lisa Lloyd said: "As we have been studying the book Aliens Love Underpants in class, the pupils thought that aliens may have landed to steal knickers, pants and bloomers from people's washing lines!

"Upon our arrival at Torcefn, the pupils' imaginations began to run wild and they immediately asked Carol and Mike, Torcefn owners, if they had seen anything strange.

"Pupils were told that a bright light was spotted just down from the farm the previous night and that they weren't sure what it was."

Lending a helping hand, the pupils then took a walk around the farm looking for any clues or signs of anything alien.

They found strange footprints in the mud, parts of a spaceship's engine, space rocks, strange words on objects and slime on the trees among other things, including a washing line with clothes on it — but no pants.

Mrs Lloyd said: "Pupils used their iPads to take pictures and make notes of all the strange things they saw and used their imaginations to provide answers for what they had seen.

"For example, the metal wing of the spaceship was found in the trees because the aliens were flying too close and subsequently crashed."

Back at school, pupils have been writing their own newspaper article reporting the strange goings-on at Torcefn Farm.

"This project has been an excellent opportunity to ignite pupils' imaginations and is helping to improve their literacy skills," Mrs Lloyd added.

"Following the next couple of visits, pupils will be writing poems about aliens, postcards from an alien describing what he sees at Torcefn, science work on the planets, history work on Neil Armstrong and much more. Pupils have been very enthusiastic and are very keen to do the related work following their visit.

"We can't wait to visit Torcefn again."

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