Cheerleading in schools - Is this something you do or would like to do?

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http://www.theguardian.com/education...st-girls-sport

4/10 of British schools now offer cheerleading in P.E.
Does your school offer cheerleading? Do you think it's a good idea?
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(Original post by Armadillo)
http://www.theguardian.com/education...st-girls-sport

4/10 of British schools now offer cheerleading in P.E.
Does your school offer cheerleading? Do you think it's a good idea?
My school doesn't offer it but many girls I know do it outside of school. I go to an all girls school, and it was suggested but it didn't generate much interest as the girls that were interested had commitments to cheerleading outside of school.
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I go to a boys' school, so no.
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(Original post by tengentoppa)
I go to a boys' school, so no.
don't be sexist. boys can be cheerleaders too :bubbles:
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No.
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I see no reason why it shouldn't be offered. Genders are often inclined towards different careers; engineering is only 7% female but it doesn't mean it should be banned.
If it means more children will be interested in sport, boy or girl, they should be given the opportunity.


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If boys are allowed to participate I'd sign up. If not I don't want to know.
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(Original post by tengentoppa)
I go to a boys' school, so no.

Male cheerleaders are important in forming in many routines including the much-loved Human pyramid. :rolleyes: Although I don't have an issue with a male who wants to shake their pom poms. Why can't you let people who they're without feeling like your own life is being infringed upon? Conformists make me sick
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Do we have to copy everything they do in the USA?
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Isn't it supposed to be really dangerous?
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I see no reason why girls should be chosen for their attractiveness and given any kind of special treatment or opportunities. At least in the USA they are adults. We should be encouraging academic performance not pom pom and ass shaking.
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cheerleading is a fun activity for young people. it requires dedication, a healthy lifestyle and team spirit. i think every school should offer it instead of hockey or football.
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(Original post by moonkatt)
Do we have to copy everything they do in the USA?
It's only a matter of time before we become a colony of America.
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(Original post by Cloud nine.)
If boys are allowed to participate I'd sign up. If not I don't want to know.
As far as I know the classes are aimed at both boys and girls in the UK!

It would be interesting if anyone on TSR has gone to a cheerleading lesson!
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We abandoned it here at the collegiate university of north tayside.
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My school offered it. Didn't have the confidence

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(Original post by cambio wechsel)
We abandoned it here at the collegiate university of north tayside.
my gf was a star member of Falmouth University Cheerleaders Association
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(Original post by Changing Skies)
My school offered it. Didn't have the confidence

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I doubt this.



(Original post by Armadillo)
As far as I know the classes are aimed at both boys and girls in the UK!

It would be interesting if anyone on TSR has gone to a cheerleading lesson!

Video footage would even be better. :awesome:
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Isn't it supposed to be really dangerous?
Cheerleading is exceptionally dangerous. It's the largest sporting cause of fatal or catastrophic injuries to girls in the States. There are more fatal or catastrophic injuries in cheerleading than all other womens' sports put together.

Essentially, there is a lot of throwing girls very high in the air and hoping that someone catches them. There are also lots of human pyramid type things.

It's bad enough in the States, where there is at least experience and facilities - but here where there is nothing like the supervision or structure, I would say that it's a crazy thing to get into. It's like teaching yourself WWE wrestling.
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My old school does it, but I wouldn't have dared.
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