UK Schools Hold UFO Crash Drills
Updated: 18 hours 14 minutes ago
Lee Speigel Contributor
(Oct. 28) -- When Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young sang "Teach Your Children," do you think they meant to instruct students on how to properly investigate UFO crashes?
Well, that seems to be a trend in some U.K. schools where UFO drills have been periodically staged over the past two years, according to Dateline Zero.
In a typical drill, a UFO crash incident is created, and police arrive to show 8- to 10-year-old pupils how to handle such a scenario, which includes gathering "wreckage," and the students are encouraged to share and write about the experience.
Schools throughout the U.K. are sparking children's imaginations and literacy skills by staging UFO crash drills. The SoCal Martial Law Alerts website reports that Victoria Shepherd, a teacher at the Sandford Primary School in the United Kingdom, was the organizer of a recent UFO exercise.
"The children didn't know what was going on," Shepherd said. "As they approached the crash site, we could see how amazed and perplexed they were. It was a fantastic first reaction."
Shepherd said police "helped the children secure the scene and talked about what to do in an emergency, how they gathered evidence and how to interview witnesses." The ET crash drills, which have taken place since 2008, have been jointly organized by schools and law enforcement agencies.
Interesting curriculum choice to use a UFO crash as a tool to spark children's imaginations and help improve their reading and writing skills.
Police constable Gary Densham, who took part in one of the staged UFO crashes last year at the Lanchester Endowed Parochial Primary, said, "The older pupils were asking questions about the crash site, like whether it was safe, but the younger children were convinced they'd seen the crash happen. Their imaginations were brilliant