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
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