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Here Be Dragons!

Posted on September 14 2017

Year 4 have had a very busy start to the year.  When our CCTV camera filmed a dragon visiting our playground one evening, we set out to investigate and found that a dragon egg (with gold-plated scales) had been left behind!  We voted on whether to leave it outside or bring it into our classroom in the hope it might hatch…it’s safe to say the vote was unanimous!  We kept it safe in a box (not cardboard, since we were worried the new born dragon might set fire to it) while we tried to discover what type of dragon egg it might be. Luckily, we have had some expert help, in the form of Professor Aegon Snow, Senior Dragonologist in the Cryptozoology Department at the University of Manchester. Having written letters to him, we were thrilled when he emailed back with some answers to our questions.

It seems we were excellent surrogate dragon parents because our egg hatched over the weekend.  Sadly, we couldn’t find our dragonling anywhere – only the empty shell and some scales. We knew he was somewhere in school, running wild at night and causing trouble, because every morning our classroom was a mess.  Lots of us wanted to camp in our classroom overnight, to catch him in the act, but instead we decided on setting up a hidden camera… and voila! We finally saw our dragonling!

We believe he’s since flown away to find his family but we’re going to send the photograph to Professor Snow and Mrs Hewitt is quite sure that the dragon can now be properly identified. In fact, she’s expecting a letter from the professor any day now.

We’ve had lots of fun over the past couple of weeks and we’ve written some excellent letters, newspaper reports and dragon poems.  Next up will be non-chronological reports about our very own dragons. We are definitely feeling inspired!

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