Try­ing so hard to miss sports day

Let's Talk - - POST BAG - MAR­CUS MOORE Sprow­ston Nor­folk

With ref­er­ence to the letter from Ge­off Billing­ton ( July is­sue) about why sports day was so im­por­tant.

Sports day may have been an im­por­tant day in the school calendar, es­pe­cially for those sporty fam­i­lies.

At Sprow­ston First School I ac­tu­ally en­joyed sports day be­cause it was seen as a ‘tra­di­tional’ board games day (in­side) and fun out­side. We all had our var­i­ous colours and were timed. The head­teacher was pretty laid back.

But when it came to Fram­ling­ham Earl School, it didn’t help at all with my spe­cial needs, in­clud­ing dys­praxia and it was a strug­gle for me to make friends.

Also, with my poor co­or­di­na­tion it meant I was al­ways the last to be picked for the foot­ball team. I only liked ta­ble ten­nis.

I used to hate the thought of sports day. In an assem­bly we were all placed in var­i­ous teams. I used to prac­ti­cally beg my mum to let me have sports day off at high school as I had a good record of at­ten­dance for the rest of the year.

I tried ev­ery­thing. If beg­ging and plead­ing failed, I pre­tended to be un­well. I was lucky be­cause I man­aged to miss four out of five sports days at Fram­ling­ham Earl school and the one that I did at­tend, one of the learn­ing sup­port teach­ers turned up in the most hideous trousers, which came half­way up her legs, which both me and my friend Paul, found hi­lar­i­ous.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.