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Our teacher's been abducted by aliens! Pupils terrified as UFO stunt backfires
dailymail ^ | 16th July 2009 | Paul Sims

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Education; UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: jpb; ufo


1 posted on 07/16/2009 3:48:57 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono
Alien Crash Prank
2 posted on 07/16/2009 3:51:14 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: JoeProBono

Where do these idiot teachers come up with this kind of crap?


3 posted on 07/16/2009 3:51:50 PM PDT by jessduntno (You quit when you're in over your head. You resign when there isn't enough challenge.)
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To: JoeProBono

See this thread from 1938:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/560413/posts

One of the all-time greatest threads in FR history...


4 posted on 07/16/2009 3:54:04 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: JoeProBono
alien abduction Pictures, Images and Photos
5 posted on 07/16/2009 3:59:17 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: GreenLanternCorps

Was Jim Thompson running FR back then?


6 posted on 07/16/2009 3:59:17 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: jessduntno
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">"

7 posted on 07/16/2009 3:59:37 PM PDT by Washi
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To: jessduntno
Where do these idiot teachers come up with this kind of crap?

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.

8 posted on 07/16/2009 4:00:30 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: Dallas59

I am probably gonna go to hell for it, but I laughed, right out loud... hahaha. Hysterical.


9 posted on 07/16/2009 4:01:54 PM PDT by KarenMarie (NEVER believe anything coming out of DC until it's been denied.)
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To: JoeProBono
Calvin's been saying for years that when they have a substitute, Miss Wormwood returns to her home planet to report to her superiors.
And that his parents are really bug-eyed aliens from Neptune!
10 posted on 07/16/2009 4:05:56 PM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, hey-hey, ho-ho!)
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To: GreenLanternCorps
That was hilarious. About the only thing missing was that the thread was before Dan Rather's 2004 insanity which would have been a great add on for the CBS reports.
11 posted on 07/16/2009 4:08:03 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (As a child Obama was rejected from Little League because of lack of a birth certificate.)
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To: Washi

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...


12 posted on 07/16/2009 4:09:58 PM PDT by jessduntno (You quit when you're in over your head. You resign when there isn't enough challenge.)
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To: jeffc


13 posted on 07/16/2009 4:11:21 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

I could think of a few teachers who I wish were abducted....and never came back.


14 posted on 07/16/2009 4:25:22 PM PDT by ak267
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To: Snickering Hound

15 posted on 07/16/2009 4:30:44 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
How do they know that this is the real Mrs. Law they got back? How do they know that she isn't in reality...one of THEM now?

[cue spooky theremin music]

16 posted on 07/16/2009 4:36:11 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: JoeProBono

Do any of these idiots understand the phrase “age appropriate?”


17 posted on 07/16/2009 4:38:18 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: JoeProBono
Parents yesterday condemned the school for 'terrifying' their children...

I would condemn the parents for raising such stupid children.

18 posted on 07/16/2009 4:42:16 PM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: JoeProBono
Perhas the real meaning of...."No Child Left.....BEHIND!"
19 posted on 07/16/2009 4:44:48 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: Cyber Liberty

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


20 posted on 07/16/2009 4:44:48 PM PDT by TNdandelion (This should be fun.)
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To: 3niner

I agree with you.

What a bunch of bed wetters.


21 posted on 07/16/2009 4:45:25 PM PDT by Jason Kauppinen
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To: Tainan

22 posted on 07/16/2009 4:51:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
Was Jim Thompson running FR back then?

He was legendary!

23 posted on 07/16/2009 4:51:37 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun in an Indy car....)
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To: JoeProBono

“Was Jim Thompson running FR back then?”

If he was, it was on a steam powered laptop!


24 posted on 07/16/2009 4:55:42 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: JoeProBono

25 posted on 07/16/2009 4:58:27 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Billthedrill
A more important question, does the school library have a copy of To Serve Man?
26 posted on 07/16/2009 4:59:04 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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27 posted on 07/16/2009 5:17:15 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: JoeProBono

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.


28 posted on 07/16/2009 5:40:58 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: JoeProBono
"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."


29 posted on 07/16/2009 5:49:03 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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


30 posted on 07/16/2009 9:26:56 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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