CYBERMEN stormed a primary school hall yesterday (Tuesday) as pupils prepared to quiz Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat.
The Timelord’s scary arch enemies barged their way into the hall where Gavinburn Primary pupils were sitting.
The monsters, as well as writer Steven, were at the Old Kilpatrick school to officially launch the second learning game as part of the Doctor Who: The Adventure Games series.
Several pupils at the school got to question Steven as well as voice of the Daleks, Nick Briggs.
The children quizzed the pair on what they love about the BBC sci-fi show as well as how they got involved in working in TV.
The session was hosted by head teacher Gillian Penny, who is Steven’s younger sister.
Introducing Steven to the pupils, Gillian said: “I’ve got my big brother in the school and I would like to welcome him to Gavinburn.
“He’s the man who’s in charge of Doctor Who. We are lucky to have him in the school today.”
Gillian has been heavily involved in games-based learning, previously using Nintendo Wii games such as Mario Kart and Guitar Hero as a “hook” into learning.
Now, from August, teachers will be able to use a game from Gillian’s brother’s TV show to help educate the pupils.
She said: “The teachers are already planning the lessons. They will use a DVD or the game depending on the age of the children.
“Every class will learn a lesson based on Doctor Who, whether it be ICT or art.”
Gillian revealed how Steven would test out some of his work on her and their sister when they were younger and frightened them with his tales of monsters.
A life-long fan of Doctor Who, Steven was keen to tell the pupils that their dream job could come true if they believe.
He said: “I never thought that one day Steven Moffat from Paisley was going to get to write Doctor Who and be in charge of him.”
And the children at the school had a great time getting close to the Cybermen and learning more about the popular Saturday night programme.
Speaking about the Cybermen, primary seven pupil Adam Lawrie, 11, from Old Kilpatrick, said: “I found them kind of scary on TV but it’s really cool that they were here.”
He added: “The weeping angels scare me. They’re frightening.”