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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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sweet disruption
when i was a kid our house backed onto the playing field of my sister's junior school. i was in a private school (well known in coventry, boo) and we got longer summer holidays than all the normal schools, so being 15, and bored, i decided to watch my sister's sports day thru the back garden railings. it was a bit crap, so i livened it up a bit by tipping three boxes each containg 100 of those giant chewy/fizzy refresher sweet things* (i forget the name but they were pink and full of E numbers) over the railings. the anarchy as 150 little kids abandoned the races was hilarious, especially when the teachers ran round peeping on whistles as they all started fighting

*our nan worked at some packing firm and was very light fingered
(, Thu 30 Mar 2006, 19:25, Reply)

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