YOUNGSTERS have been going space-mad during their Love of Learning Week.

Barnehurst Infant School, in Barnehurst Close, was turned into a crash zone for a space ship.

The children had five days to send the aliens back to space by solving a series of writing problems.

This included alien poetry, writing postcards for the aliens to send home, building space rockets with an instruction manual and creating recipes and food for the aliens to eat.

The week ended with an alien-themed dressing up day and a final assembly where children successfully complete all their missions.

Headteacher Katherine Powell said: "It was a brilliant week. Over the past year we have rewritten our curriculum to better reflect our children’s interests and, as a result, children’s achievement and progress are going from strength to strength.

"Our children really have a love of learning."