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This is a question School Sports Day

At some point in the distant past, someone at my school had built a large concrete tank behind the sheds and called it a swimming pool. Proud of this, they had a "Swimming Sports Day" in which everyone had to participate, even those who couldn't swim (they got to walk across the shallow end of the tank).

This would probably have been OK if the pool hadn't turned a deep opaque green the night before due to lack of maintainance. Even the school sports stars didn't want to go near the gloopy mess in the pool. We were practically pushed in. I'm sure some of the younger kids never surfaced again and the non-swimmers looked petrified.

Tell us your sports day horrors.

(, Thu 30 Mar 2006, 11:13)
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So I was only about 8
And was at a new school, had only been there for a few months, and sports day rolls around. And naturally I didn't know many people, so I was wandering around by myself, and I see my mum and my sister across this field eating ice-cream. So I decide to join them, taking the shortest possible route, not noticing the fact that this included the main race track. And so I nearly get trampled by some large chaps in singlets and shorts, and the headmaster, through loudspeaker and tannoy, bawls "YOU BOY! YES, YOU WHO JUST RAN ACROSS THE TRACK! COME OVER HERE RIGHT AWAY!"

Cue everyone looking at me and little tears starting to appear in the corner of my eyes.
(, Thu 30 Mar 2006, 14:11, Reply)

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