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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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I spent my primary school years in the worlds smallest village primary, in a village were no one ever forgets anything. there were a grand total of 18 kids in my class and sports day always filled me with fear and loathing as I am just not built for sport and neither was my best friend. Hence we agreed to walk each and every event holding hands and just enjoy being last in everything together, with none of that pressure to win or even try. the teachers cottoned on to our plan quite quickly and forced us back to the start line of the sprint area with the instruction that 'you WILL run.' so we looked at each other, ran half way down the track...and sat down. we got sent back to the classroom for being cheeky, and spent the afternoon doing quiet reading which was much more our style anyway! twenty years later, I am still reminded of this day by the people of the village who witnessed it. not much of an urban legend but a small hamletty one.
(, Fri 31 Mar 2006, 10:55, Reply)

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