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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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Spacehopper race
Remember those inflatable spacehoppers you used to get, that had ears you held onto and bounced along the ground on? Well in Primary 6, my class were competing in a spacehopper race at sports day. I was never the most active child so hated the mere thought of sports day. Matters were made worse by the fact that I got lumped with the tiny, spacehopper, made for a 3 year old, which stood a mere 6 inches off the ground. It was impossible for chubby little me to bounce along for more than a few seconds, squatting so close to the ground. My main memory of the event is watching to my horror as the mong kids in my class even passed me, and seeing all the pitying looks the parents and teachers were giving me as they 'encouraged' me to finish the race, five minutes after everyone else had. Utter humiliation!
(, Tue 4 Apr 2006, 10:15, Reply)

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