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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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oh the humanity
I hated sports day.

1) at junior school, there were only four of us in my class. I still managed to come fourth in every race.

2) another year, we used real greengrocer's sacks for the sack race. well, I assume that because my sack had moudly peaches in it. (I discovered this after the race, having wondered what the unpleasant squishing sensation was during the race)

3) at senior school, I amazingly got picked one year to represent my class at long jump (no idea how... the wind must have picked me up and carried me during the trials). however, I was so busy daydreaming I missed my heats on the big day. classmates didn't talk to me for the rest of the week because I'd "bought shame upon the year"

I *really* hated sports day.
(, Thu 30 Mar 2006, 21:29, Reply)

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