VALE PUPILS TURN DINOSAUR DETECTIVES VALE PRIMARY SCHOOL pupils had a big surprise when they returned from their Easter break and saw that a huge dinosaur footprint and several eggs had been discovered near the school car park. The footprint and eggs were in a cordoned-off area and neighbourhood police officer PC Nick Boughay was standing guard while the find was examined by Tanya Walls from Guernsey Museum. Ms Walls, an assistant archaeologist at the museum, said this was the first dinosaur footprint that she had ever examined and as pupils watched she carefully measured it and took samples before turning her attention to the nearby eggs. Several pupils stopped to look at the find as they went into school and after morning assembly classes came out to get a closer look. ‘I think it’s a T-Rex because it’s got big feet,’ was the theory of six-year-old Finlay, but other pupils were not convinced. ‘It can’t be a dinosaur because dinosaurs died a long time ago,’ said Grace, 6. The barriers were removed and the youngsters were given a chance to get close to the print and the eggs, with some of them using iPads to record the scene.