Someone has just told me on the phone

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Greedo, 19 May 2010.

  1. Greedo

    Greedo Guest

    that their kids Sports day this year is a Non Competitive Sports Day ;):ohmy:

    ie no winners medals or anything, no sticker for 1,2 and 3 places just a prize for best organised team.

    What the hell is that about?? Were are turning into a nation of wimps and panders?

    What! you shouldn't do something to win anymore and become better at it.

    Seriously what is that all about. It's the taking part that counts nonsense!
     
  2. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran

    Location:
    Essex
    Yep we've got that at my son's school. However, later on they hand pick kids for representing the school at touch rugby, running, etc. and the kids never get to try out and compete for the place. So for pc purposes they have a touch rugby team picked by one teacher, say, made up from the seven best runners in the class, three of them girls. The usual suspects, I was going to say. Now I know some pretty mean female rugby players (aged 7-11) but these girlies are not it. Meanwhile two boys not selected for touch rugby are playing competitive contact rugby (very successfully I might add, both being leading try scorers for their teams) for a club outside the school. Where's the sense in that?

    Rant over.
     
  3. OP
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    Greedo

    Greedo Guest


    That's just ridiculous. The world is going mad. So what if you can't run, jump, play football, rugby etc.... You'll be good at something else.
     
  4. 661-Pete

    661-Pete Guest

    Posting nonsense on a cycling forum??? :biggrin:
     
  5. OP
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    Greedo

    Greedo Guest

    Aye, but at least I can read a post unlike you on my Tesco one :shy::laugh::biggrin:
     
  6. 661-Pete

    661-Pete Guest

    Actually, we used to have sports days at my primary school. And I used to always lose. Never won a thing. Until one year. I won something! The sack race I think it was, or something like. Anyway I got my prize. Later in class, the teacher, who didn't have a lot of time for me, said, in front of all the other class "he only won it because the others competing were such cr@p" (well she didn't really use that word, such utterances were taboo in the 1950s, but less coarse words to that effect). Anyway I never forgave that teacher.

    Perhaps they've got a point here. Every competition has winners. But it also has losers.
     
  7. 661-Pete

    661-Pete Guest

    Come orrrffff it, Greeds! You know all about jokes, you too can crack one!
     
  8. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    We had this shite at my son's school last summer; I was disgusted. The kids were split into small groups and rotated around ten or twelve little outposts on the playing field where they did things like throwing hoops over pegs and chucking bean bags into buckets.

    I saw the new Head recently and asked her if the kids were actually going to get out of breath this summer. From her reaction she felt the same way as me and she promised that it would be a proper sports day.

    Political correctness and H&S are ruining this fecking country, I tell you.
     
  9. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    how's that?
     
  10. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    Proper sports day at ours with stickers, certificates and a trophy for the winning house :evil:
     
  11. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Proper sports day at ours too, with sweets as well !
     
  12. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    Does your's have a parent's race as well :evil: ?
     
  13. Simba

    Simba Specialized Allez 24 Rider

    When I was a lad our sports days had trophies and stuff. I was on the school rugby league team as well, I almost went career with it but a badly damaged cruciate ligament made sure I didn't.
     
  14. darkstar

    darkstar New Member

    My las sports day was about 4 years ago now, used to love them every year. The competition is what makes it interesting. The winners should be rewarded and the losers should be inspired to improve! Also how would a talented athlete qualify to run in the county schools championship?
     
  15. Sorry 4F I speed read the above and read it as horse and thought that your school must have been realy progressive.

    P.S. I also think that the competitivness has been removed from schools because of PC, H&S and silly insurance company policies.
     
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