Students returning to a Derby school were greeted with a scene that was almost out of the hit TV series Doctor Who.
Pupils at Derby Moor Academy arrived for the new academic year on Monday, September 7, only to find not all was as it seemed.
Ominous grey pyramids which appeared to look like Daleks, the iconic villains out of the famous sci-fi series, were seen situated outside the school buildings and in the playground.
But there was no reason to fear, as they are the school’s new hand sanitiser stations.
They have been installed over the summer break to help ensure students can keep their hands clean and prevent the spread of germs.
It a tweet, the school said there was no reason to fear the strange objects.
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It wrote: “All prepared for our new normal. Looks remarkably like a scene from one of our favourite TV programmes.”
Scott Doyle, principal at Derby Moor, said the school might look different, but everything else was running smoothly.
He said: “It has been really nice to bring our school community back together this week and see everyone adapting so well to the new routines.
“It is clear that our students are pleased to be back with 98% attendance yesterday.”