Strong winds blew kites high for the Fly Kites Not Drones Day of Action on 21st March. Across the UK in towns and cities, parks and fields, on beaches and outside military bases, concerned individuals flew kites and remembered the children for whom blue skies means better visibility and therefore the danger of drone attacks. As far as we know, there were activities in Argyle, Axbridge, Bournemouth, Brighton, Dunblane, Edinburgh, Findhorn, Hastings, London, Loughborough, Manchester, Sheffield, Southampton, Stockport and Waddington.
Flying kites is a universal, simple pleasure: the exact opposite of the high tech terrorism of drones. The Drone Campaign Network (DCN) wants the skies to be safe for children now, for the children of the future and for all of us.
The DCN is working with several of its members – Quakers, Pax Christi, Voices for Creative Non Violence UK – to produce a Fly Kites Not Drones pack for schools. There will be a chance to see this at our summer conference on 11th July and it will go into schools in September 2015.