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I personally tended to find that having to run across muddy fields in the pouring rain tended to put me off physical exercise rather than encouraging it, but there we are.
Nothing fun about running around in the pissing rain and mud. Football was fine in any weather but all that other crap? Nah, not for me. Hence why I spent PE/games lessons in the bogs/outside the grounds smoking during high school.
Football, cricket, rugby, basketball, etc - That's fine, I'll give that a go
Running - get to fuck
I did sport at school. Did you not? Would I have done it if my parents had 'encouraged' me? No chance. If we want kids to do more sport, then we shouldn't sell school fields etc. If you want to berate parents then fine, but it won't achieve the aim of kids doing more exercise.
the onus should really be on parents to encourage their kids to exercise, not schools.
Particularly as this means the kids can focus on the sport(s) they enjoy and/or are good at rather than some arbitrary selection, some of which they may hate/be rubbish at.
does this mean we dont need english teachers? I mean is this a waste of money? Parents teach the basics and then reading books will naturally improve the english.
Despite promising to halt it.
Of the 21 sold off, 14 were where the school itself had closed, thus rendering the playing field redundant.
Glass too, if Gorton is anything to go by.
aren't exactly on the school curriculum: Cycling, sailing, equestrian, rowing (unless you go to public school)
but yeah point with the others.
Equipment costs money.
cost you £1000 minimum to get kitted out with a half decent bike etc
you never ride a bike when you were a kid?
I was born on a bike. however, to get into it seriously, it'll require more than a chopper with playing cards in the spokes
come back with some fresh material, ffs
I was the quickest kid in school on that bad boy, it would have rivaled a lotus 108
Jason Kenny lived in my neighborhood which was pretty poor, he joined a local club and took off from there.
because I hated sports at school, I think in fact, that I started to get better (good?) despite them, because i hated the gym teachers attitude so much, so I was determined to suceed (a bit) despite and without their 'help'
but determindly managed to avoid representing the school or house for this.
I did however represent at race walking, because the bullying sports teachers had 'thrust' the onus of 'race walking' on a poor unsuspecting and unsporty maths master (at area and district sports) (the unsporty teachers also had to participate in some slight sporting activity (to their embarrasment) due to the 'sporting heritage' of our school (who were they kidding? King Edwards always were better))
but when I ran for myself, I enjoyed it. They somehow sucked the enjoyment out and injected misery in (ditto cricket)
but theres a fair few sports which i wouldntve tried if it werent for PE... javelin, hockey, high jump etc.. but no point in running events in PE, it wasnt as if we were given special advice on changing technique or owt..
running around a muddy field, being forced to play rugby with the massive tryhards, the fucking bleep tests, gym, press ups. i did enjoy football and tennis, but because we were an old fashioned school there was only ever rugby and hockey teams. two sports i despised. in the end i just used to bunk it off every week and go swimming.
but, i stil feel it's important. even though i hated it it was pretty much the only exercise i got. luckily, i never put on weight so it wouldn't of mattered if i didn't do anything, but for the fatter kids it was definatly important for them to at least try.
and anyway, secondary school wouldn't be secondary school without PE
they sought to sort the good uns from those that were not, and rather than encouraging those that were not so good, they made it as unpleasent as they could.
Absolute shower of b*****s
I went to the college next door and had absolute freedom there.
I even learnt to 'break into' the sports hall so that we could all play football/badminton/table tennis and do some weightlifting. I also ran for myself, I sort of blossomed once the oppression of school PE was lifted.
I started Tae Kwon Do
and found that unlike in the gym at school, I quickly became the best at circuit training and stuff like shuttle runs/wall bar nonsense, because I enjoyed it.
Again putting into contrast the appalling methods employed by the school
then why not?
for not running sports activities in their free time.
two hours of fitness a week at school should be compulsory, if only because it would be the only two hours some kids would get.
Yes, kids MUST get some kind of exercise but I can categorically say I had HATED P.E in school-my teacher was a nazi- and I think my time would have been better spent in front of a computer learning. I skated from age 8, so I wasn't in need of P.E though.
But I really think that PE should be taught to different groups according to ability. Like sets they have for other subjects.
I mean, sure, teachers should have the common sense to mix teams fairly, or you could argue that solo sports shouldn't be competetive at young ages, but it's pretty important that people don't feel excluded.
Besides, someone's gotto go in net!
But it was pretty much people who liked sport in one and people who hated it in the other. So the first group could take it seriously and the second group could dick around.
Mainly because my mum wouldn't let me shave my legs until I was about 16! Used to well piss me off seeing everyone elses tanned, smooth legs whilst mine were very pale and had little blonde hairs on them. DAMN YOU MOTHER!!!!!
One gold medal. Since then I am led to believe the National Lottery funding is what has transformed our fortunes at the subsequent games, how much PE we do in school is neither here nor there. I found those that liked sports played it anyway, PE lessons were just forcing the fat kids to run once a week and it gave the thick but sporty types an opportunity to hog the ball in football.
But largely it was the way it was done that was the problem - the bottom line is different types of exercise suit different people. I hated cross-country running as it was just humiliating but football was fun regardless and I absolutely loved being in the gym.
If, rather than having everyone having to do everything, PE is the same time each week for each tutor group in a year group and (within reason and over-subscription to certain classes) kids have options of which sport they want to do then everyone could do physical activity without anyone being humiliated by doing things they can never excel at.