Pupils at schools around the borough have been marvelling at the appearance (and disappearance) of mysterious eggs around their grounds.
The eggs appeared last Monday, and throughout the week pupils at a number of schools in the Pheonix Federation, have been working to figure out what is inside them.
At Park Academy, a Mystery Object Investigation Team was brought in to examine the egg, which was on the roof of a building and had to be fetched down by a crew from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue while Lincolnshire Police guarded the team.
Year two pupil William Richardson, six, said: “We’ve seen some footprints on the roof and thought it was to be a creature with rings. I think it might be a phoenix by the look of it it’s quite big. It could be another mythological creature or it might be from another planet.”
Year six pupil Magda Mazikowska, 11, said her class had done quite a few things including interviewing the other classes on what they thought was in the egg.
Year three pupil Heidi Spicer, seven, said they had been working on computers and creating diagrams on the smart board in class to try and figure out what the creature was.
At Pioneers Free School, the egg appeared on the ground and later in the week disappeared completely, with pupils there thinking it had hatched and flown away, or climbed into the river and swam away.
Class teacher Lynne Evans said: “Each morning when the egg was out the children had been rushing in to have a look. Some of the children said they could see it moving.
“They have said there might be a dragon hatched out of it or dinosaurs roaming in the part of the school we can’t go to.”
The schools have asked the children to create stories and videos about the experience which will be shortlisted in a competition called the Phoenix 500. An author has agreed to come in to speak to pupils and the prizes include a presentation night at Blackfriars Theatre.