The P.E. Palaver!

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 Last week the school had a parents coffee morning (I didn’t attend) and they decided on wearing p.e kits all day was a good idea. So, when one of my children has p.e. they have to go to school in their p.e. kit and wear it all day. The p.e lesson will be longer because they don’t have to get changed and the children will not lose their clothes.

I’m not sure I like this. It just doesn’t feel right to me. I know my Little Man has problems with his fine motor skills and sometimes needs helps dressing and undressing, but I think having to do this at school helps him to learn and get better. And Boo is a little slow, she gets distracted easy while dressing and undressing. Having to do this at school means she has to concentrate and do it quicker.

School is a place of learning a lot more than lessons don’t you think? Or am I wrong? Is being ready for p.e. and not having to get changed a good thing? I just can’t decide.

little man in p.e. kit in playground.
Boo went into school yesterday, her delegated P.E. day in her kit, joggers and t-shirt.
It went well, until she came home. Her teacher had told the class that they had P.E. again today and needed to wear their kits. BUT, the letter from the school said that they had to wear their kits on the specified days only, which in Boo’s case was yesterday. We couldn’t decide what to do so she went in uniform and took her kit with her. They always arrive at school early because of dropping Star off first. While waiting Boo noticed a lot of her school mates in P.E. kits rather than uniform and started to stress out. Her Dad tried to get her to change in the car but she wouldn’t so he had to bring her home to get changed, causing a lot of stress!
Then there is the Little Man who couldn’t seem to get his head around it. His P.E, designated day was today. He normally wears shorts for P.E. but I thought it would be too cold for him to wear shorts all day, so I bought him a new pair of Joggers. 
He wanted to wear his shorts!
He didn’t like his new joggers!
I made him wear the joggers (bad mummy) and he kept trying to take them off again. When he got to school, however, most of his class mates were in joggers, so he was happy at last.
The good news is, they have a day (or maybe two) of no uniform which is reducing my washing!
What do you think? Does your school do something similar? 
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3 Comments

  1. March 15, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    My girls schools only go into school in their PE kit on their sports days…
    This doesn't seem right to me either….
    Getting changed for P.E is a lesson in it's self. It teaches kids how to get changed and do buttons.
    I think it would actually make more washing….If they are wearing their P.E kits all day they will need washing more. My girls P.E kits get left at school and brought home to wash on the last day before each holiday.

  2. March 15, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    I guess it's something we will have to get used to..and seeing the p.e. kit because my kids used to leave theirs at school until the holidays too.

  3. March 17, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    I've never heard of a school doing this. I think it's a really strange idea. Then again when I was at school, our PE kit consisted of a skirt that barely covered out bums (netball skirt) so I couldn't see it happening then!
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂
    Debbie

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