Skip to comments.Our teacher's been abducted by aliens! Pupils terrified as UFO stunt backfires
Posted on 07/16/2009 3:48:57 PM PDT by JoeProBono
It was supposed to inspire pupils to write more creatively. But the arrival of a UFO at Southway Junior School also inspired something rather different - terror. Some of the seven to 11-year-olds were left in tears after a spaceship apparently crash-landed and a teacher was abducted by aliens.
To make it look realistic, the school obtained sirens and flashing lights from the police and littered the grounds with debris from the 'spaceship'. Parents yesterday condemned the school for 'terrifying' their children and claimed that teachers had gone over the top in trying to 'fire their imagination'.
The 'Everyone Writes Day' - for all 370 pupils at the school in Burgess Hill, West Sussex - was designed to develop youngsters' writing skills. It is based on an idea from the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the National Literacy Trust. The aim is to find ways to take writing beyond the classroom and to provide 'exciting stimuli' for storytelling.
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Where do these idiot teachers come up with this kind of crap?
See this thread from 1938:
One of the all-time greatest threads in FR history...
Was Jim Thompson running FR back then?
"<"full disclosure">" My family sets up a huge Halloween Maze every year for the local families to visit. A crashed spaceship scene would be awesome. "<"/full disclosure">"
The big winner was a stunt somebody else pulled where the professor (either law or criminology), to illustrate the unreliability of eye witnesses, had somebody run into the class, shoot the prof(blank) and run off. He then got back up and asked the class to record their observation of what happened.
The demo would have turned REALLY interesting if one of the students was carrying.
I am probably gonna go to hell for it, but I laughed, right out loud... hahaha. Hysterical.
I think it’d be GREAT if all teachers would go to this much trouble to spark the kid’s imagination. The parents that complained are a bunch of friggin’ whiners. “<”full disclosure”>” My family sets up a huge Halloween Maze every year for the local families to visit. A crashed spaceship scene would be awesome. “<”/full disclosure”>”
Of course, there is a difference between scaring the crap out of kids on Halloween WHEN THEY ARE EXPECTING it and just plain scaring the crap out of them...what would REALLY be great is if they taught kids how to read and write...
I could think of a few teachers who I wish were abducted....and never came back.
[cue spooky theremin music]
Do any of these idiots understand the phrase “age appropriate?”
I would condemn the parents for raising such stupid children.
Apparently not. I think this would have been ok for middle school (6-8graders). My oldest would have thought, “Cool!” My youngest would have needed a sedative. lol She can’t ride in the car at night without the interior light on. rofl
I agree with you.
What a bunch of bed wetters.
He was legendary!
“Was Jim Thompson running FR back then?”
If he was, it was on a steam powered laptop!
I suspect that there is a “classical” psychology experiment in which a group of people are given a “briefing” by someone either wearing a lab coat or military uniform. The briefer tells them that UFOs are coming and soon to arrive, but we know nothing about the aliens or their intentions.
“The government” wants to survey them on their opinions and attitudes about what should be done.
(Importantly, the people are slightly “detained”, for safety reasons, and cannot be permitted to leave until they had it carefully explained to them that this is a hoax, no aliens are coming, and it is just a psychology experiment to see how they react. And that they are convinced of the fact.)
The survey should try to determine if they intend to go on normally and wait for further information; if they are panicking, and plan to head for the country; if they plan to do nothing, stop working or anything else, until they know more; or something else.
While some people would likely panic, I suspect that just as bad, a lot of people would just sit and watch TV until they know what to do, and that were this to happen on a nationwide scale, it would collapse our economy.
So it doesn’t really matter what the UFO aliens intentions are. What is implied is that any real UFO contact has to be handled very carefully, and that our society is “brittle” in this way, and needs to learn how to psychologically deal with true unknowns.
Three generations removed from those tough Brits who survived the blitz and stormed the beaches of Normandy.
No wonder England kow tows to the Muslims.
We in the US are overrun with illegals and have a Commie in the White House.
Cesspools: US & UK
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