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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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Fun Run
Okay not quite a sports day but close enough.
Bakc when I was at secondary school (early to mid 90's) we always had an anual fun run over the downs (the big hilly bit of sussex, not the local spackers) which was nice enough, however it was the scoring system that always made me laugh.

The general rule of thumb for performance was all the cool kids would come first and then thier mates (who would be cool-by-proxy) and so on till the 'special needs' lads would bring up the rear, however the school had a great system to make them feel like they still mattered by using a reverse scoring system so

"Even if you can in last you could still score big for your house!"

dispite the fact that the house with the highest points lost the little morons were overjoyed at loosing. For the record I came in before the specials but way after the cool kids because I was an IT geek.

Sorry about the length, the fun run stops being fun after teh 2nd mile.
(, Fri 31 Mar 2006, 9:54, Reply)

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