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School sports days are boring so I'm glad they're cancelled this year

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29.06.2021

So, about major sporting events being able to take place with spectators while parents are unable to attend school sports days.

The rule, I see, is utterly bonkers but… I can’t help but feel a little relieved myself.

I know that’s not very sporting of me but, my word, school sports days have become boring!

I’m not particularly into sports and if we’re totally honest neither are my children.

Saying that, if there’s a bit of a competition and someone to root for then I can just about get on board. This is why when England reach the final stages of a football tournament you’ll find me uncharacteristically with England flags painted on my cheeks as opposed to turning my nose up at yet more football on the telly .

But all this “no winners, no losers, just the taking part” logic as seems to be the theme of primary school sporting events these days just makes me want to yawn.

I can’t be of course because… Urgh, my kids can’t be the only ones who don’t have a parent present and seeing as my husband is a primary school teacher, busy at his........

© Norwich Evening News


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