Students told aliens have landed
Strange "educational" stunts perpetrated by school authorities appear to be a growing trend. We had:
1) The Fake Attack at an Elementary School
. (Students were told there was a gunman loose in the area in order to teach them how to respond in case a gunman ever really was loose in the area.)
2) Your classmate has died -- but not really
. (Students were told that one of their classmates had died in a drunk-driving accident in order to teach them about the evils of drunk driving.)
But a stunt recently played on kids at Edgware school goes to the top of the list for weirdness. The Harrow Observer reports
Children from an Edgware school were made to believe aliens had landed in their playground by teachers and police.
After spending this morning bewildered by the unusual hoax, pupils from Stag Lane School in Collier Drive, quizzed police officers brought on to the site during a press conference to make the event seem more realistic. Forensic examiners had earlier analyzed an 'alien claw' they had 'found' on the site.
The aim of the day was to stimulate the children's minds and help develop their story writing skills.
After lunch the pupils were informed by the school's headteacher Elena Evans that it was all a stunt.
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