Sports Day

'I Close My Eyes And Think Of Mr Markham'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Pippa Middleton has revealed how she used to "undeniably" fancy her school teacher, and sometimes closes her eyes to envisage his "booming voice". ...

Alternative Sports Day

Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell

To increases your chances of success you should compete on your strengths; therefore to increase the chances of your pupil's success they should be able to compete where they are strong. For some the traditional track and field events are what they are good at, others it's completing experiments/writing stories/building bridges out of newspaper.

School Sports Day: Forget London 2012, This Is the Mum-lympics 2013

Caroline Thain | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Thain

Next week is Sports Day, the slip in his book bag told me. Occasionally, I still have nightmares about school PE. They want us to turn up and "cheer the children on". It is reassuringly worded to reinforce a non-competitive vibe ("an emphasis is placed on the taking part"). Then I see there's a buggy race. This sounds like a dubiously worded 'mummies race'.

Olympic Competition Ends With the Modern Pentathlon, or Sports Day Writ Large

Josh Cowls | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK Sport
Josh Cowls

As it turned out, it was very appropriate that the last sporting action of London 2012 should be the Modern Pentathlon. It showed the Olympics for what they ultimately are: an international sports day stretched over a fortnight.

How To Cheat At Sports Day

Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Sports Day: the two words guaranteed to divide the general populace by either striking fear into their hearts or fill souls with competitive spirit an...

Pushy Parents Encouraging Children To Cheat To Win At Sports Day

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Pushy parents have admitted to training their children in preparation for school sports day and even encouraging them to cheat, it has emerged. A t...

Why the Obsession With Competing?

Anna French | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK
Anna French

Up and down the country children and adults alike are fretting over school sports days. Sources of worry are diverse: will Jack be allowed to win every race again? Will Ruby's trainers be up to scratch? Will Liam be able to stand the humiliation of losing? Are children being damaged by competitive sports days? Should there be a prize for everyone?