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Lets hope this never happens!!
Gotta learn how to kick a ball, it's fun.
PE is something to do good things to your body. There are some cool calisthenics videos on youtube. And teenage transformation.
Like everything else it's only a waste of time if you don't know what you are doing and don't take the time to learn.
So if the teacher is a robot, try youtube.
I have bad eye sight. I couldn't see the ball in time, and couldn't make out the different team players. And the rules were confusing. Fouks weren't permitted, they shoved you aside nonetheless and didn't get punished. Why make a rule if it isn't followed?
Later I grew rapidly. Muscles stretched, levers changed quickly. No power could force my long bones to lift my body.
I really hated PE. Now I run and go to the gym several times per week.
Hockey have sticks so short that you have to bend over at an angle that causes what I would describe as horrendous pain in the back.
Also in hockey you get people smacking the solid ball like golf. I was hit twice by it and was fortunate it wasn't my head that got hit.
I was a very academic pupil, and I absolutely hated PE. It was so bad that my mood would always drop considerably on a Sunday night, simply because I knew I had double PE on a Monday morning. The thing is, I wasn’t lazy or particularly unfit. I would go to after school swimming classes every week out of choice, and I made excellent progression there. The problem for me, particularly at secondary school was that we had the stereotypical “laddish” PE teachers, and I’m pretty sure they saw me as the stereotypical “class swot” who they could ridicule. They never explained the rules to any games, and there were never any lesson objectives or specific skills to master. It was just the same macho lads’ kickabout in the field every single week. Sometimes I’d manage to sneak off and sit under a tree or something, but other times the teacher seemed to take particular amusement in picking on me and pointing out how useless I was. Sometimes they’d shout at me for returning from a rugby match in pristine clean kit, so I used to get a handful of mud and rub it in, five minutes before the lesson ended. My poor mum would wash my kit for nothing. 😂. My school never even had working showers in the PE block - it was disgusting. Looking back on it all, I’m pretty sure I’m dyspraxia because I have absolutely zero coordination, and I couldn’t catch a ball, or even kick one without tripping over. Everyone used to take the piss, because I’d say I’d far rather have double maths, or go sit in the library for a few hours. 😟
As a kid, I always loathed PE, and as I got older I took great delight in trying to get the worst grades possible. However, now I’m starting a PGCE in Primary education, and I decided that my attitudes must change because it would be unfair on my future classes to project my dislike of the subject in to them. I’ve been reading up on how to teach PE, and to my amazement, there are plenty of opportunities for inclusion and differentiation in the subject. Understanding the various teaching pedagogies and exploring how to support children of all abilities has shown me that the problem really does lie in the teaching delivery, not the subject. I’m actually looking forward to teaching PE now - if only so that I ensure other children don’t experience it the way I did.