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OK, so where does it stop? At what point do we either stop having nice things for kids because not all the kids can pay or will pay on time or find some way to force someone else to cover those kids?
So would the people who think we should issue out first place medals for everyone so no one loses.
originally posted by: flammadraco
a reply to: theantediluvian
Spot on response!
I wonder if the Head Teacher classed herself as a devout Christain. Always the way, always the relgious folk who are the most uncaring despite what their scripture tells them about treating poor folk
originally posted by: Fisherr
ah this old lesson, "If you don't pay, you don't get to play"
Back in the day our school had a field trip that was like £20 a pop.
Instead of going to that BS, my dad took me to work with him for the day..
and i got a days pay instead.. £60.. (1985)
I Did learn a lesson, just not the lesson they wanted to teach me.
Sports days, sometimes referred to as field days, are events staged by many schools and offices in which people take part in competitive sporting activities, often with the aim of winning trophies or prizes. Though they are often held at the beginning of summer, they are also staged in the autumn or spring seasons, especially in countries where the summer is very harsh. Schools stage many sports days in which children participate in the sporting events. It is usually held in elementary schools, or grades Kindergarten-8th Grade.
In schools which use a house system a feature of the school is the competition between the houses; this is especially brought out during sporting events such as an inter-house sports day.
Games that are played on school sports days can be wide and varied. They can include straightforward sprints and longer races for all age groups as well as egg and spoon races. Three legged races are run as well as sack races and parent and child races.
Additional games are traditionally run in Ireland and the UK, such as wheelbarrow races and games such as horseshoes.
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
Poor children whose parents could not afford $10 for carnival are made to sit in dark auditorium while their classmates play
The school I went to did a annual field trip to a 6 flags theme park for the seniors every year. Only those that could pay were able to go. I suppose my principal was a monster as far as you guys are concerned.
It's not evil that some can't afford the carnival, that's just life. Maybe these kids will be harder driven to succeed at life and get the nice job that their parents may not have.
originally posted by: Aleister
a reply to: Realtruth
If this story is accurate that's one mean lady. Some of my best childhood memories are from our yearly school carnival, they were really fun - and to a small child they were large and wonderous. Those kids should be given an all-expanse paid trip to some really good carnival, the best they can find, and take the money out of the principals salary.