- January 14, 2010 at 9:09 pm #37535
Kids with broken limbs were popular at our school, we could all put our signature on the cast. 🙂
I remember a girl who came off a farm, collapsed at P.E. and she apparently had hydatids. She died not long after, lovely girl too. 🙁
I do like your avatar pic. Pretty as a picture. 🙂
Southern Belle.January 14, 2010 at 11:19 pm #37536
AggieMemberMember since: July 30, 2006
I always knew there were lots of reasons not to like sport and P.E.:roll::roll::roll:January 14, 2010 at 11:57 pm #37537
I used to have ‘that time of the month’ every time we has P.E. and stay in the classroom and do my homework, until I was caught out. I had to "Get out there, the exercise will do you good." 😯
I didn’t have my rompers with me so had to do P.E. in my gym frock, plus write out 500 times "I must attend physical education." Who could not forget that? 😐
Then another time I had made a school blouse in sewing class. I couldn’t do buttonholes, so closed the front with domes, and buttons adorned as normal. Jumped over the horse, and my blouse flew open, displaying my budding breasts. Tried to hide in the queue as I let others go before me, until the P.E. teacher noted I hadn’t been over, so once again…….. 😕
Southern Belle.January 15, 2010 at 9:39 am #37538
ansypansyMemberMember since: May 22, 2009
Oh GB, I was like you, but my budding breats were ginormous and I wasn’t allowed a bra, so they went da boing, da boing, as I ran. I refused to do PE and got sent to the headmaster. How could I tell the male PE teacher that it was because of my boobs, or the headmster either for that matter. They would probably have had a laugh about it later, but I didn’t know men were like "that" at that age. (13 and boobs that were double D at least) Unrestrained boulders, I had. Made worse by riding a horse.
Anyone who has read Annie’s story will remember my tale of no bra.January 15, 2010 at 10:43 am #37539
zanditoezMemberMember since: May 21, 2006
I used to hate phys ed on the days that , that jolly gym horse came out never had the confidence to jump over so used to hide out in the equipment room until teacher found out and I was quietly locked in it till after gym period was over , was shaking in my shoes, was reprimanded dont think I ever tried it again:oops::oops::oops:January 15, 2010 at 8:38 pm #37540
cybernanMemberMember since: June 28, 2006
oh no! PE I hated. I also used to keep at the back of the line for hurdles , high jump and the horse. I got caught once & had to jump over the square wooden horse. I didn’t take my hand off & ended up flat on my face. Funnily, I have very long legs & could just step over hurdles, but was terrified to jump over anything.:oops::lol:January 15, 2010 at 9:11 pm #37541
I had short legs, yet I didn’t mind athletics, and often did well in the hop step and jump. Even the high jump, I did well, until another girl took away my title of the highest jump. She happened to be good at everything in athletics so to bow down to her wasn’t so bad. 😉
Though not really a sporty type, enjoyed basketball, and rounders, tried tennis, but not my thing. 😐
Later in the early 70’s I was asked to come along to the housewives netball sessions. I did, and my positiion of centre centre was no longer there. I found a centre had to be virtually all over the court except the goal half circle. Nearly had a heart attack, through lack of fitness. Forgetting how long it was since I left school at 15, and now re-enacting a game of netball in my 30’s. I got back into it though and gradually got fitter. Then had a go at indoor basketball, and enjoyed that, and in a work team playing indoor cricket when I was in my forties, but haven’t done any more sport since then. 😐
Southern Belle.January 15, 2010 at 9:27 pm #37542
GigglebyteMemberMember since: May 28, 2009
Was not a sporty kid. Began working out in a gym when I was in my mid-thirties and loved it. I think that the difference lay in being there by choice.Not being medicated to the eyeballs or a teenager probably helped too. I used to walk to the gym,do my work-out and walk home again.Wonderful!January 16, 2010 at 10:27 am #37543
BelladonnaMemberMember since: June 29, 2006
I wasn’t sporty either & loathed PE. It was made worse by the hideous & impractical rompers we were made to wear,no doubt designed by a sadist with no sense of fashion or idea of practicality.
They were enormous & had to be tucked in before much movement was possible – until one day we got a new PE teacher,who wanted to see just how bad these legendary rompers really were,so insisted that we all untuck them….oh dear! Since I’m quite small mine were down past my knees & stuck out so far they looked like jodhpurs & the others weren’t much better. AND the teacher damn near suffocated trying not to laugh!:green:January 16, 2010 at 10:43 am #37544
GigglebyteMemberMember since: May 28, 2009
I don’t think that rompers are required for P.E anymore.Rompers were silly-looking things and the girls expected to wear them were of a self-conscious age too! The closet thing that I have seen to them since has been when hanging the lower sheet of a set of fitted sheets on to the washing line!
But for me the worst thing about school uniform was not rompers. It was a dark blue bow tie which had to be worn on the blouse as part of my winter uniform.
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