School Term Begins
Construction and a Track Meet
The first priority for the year at one school was a track meet. Unfortunately,
this meant there were hardly any academic classes for a week and a half.
It was very time consuming to prepare the grounds and then hold trials. The
technique used to put in the lane lines was for a child to climb aboard a chair
to weight the legs into the earth. This was then dragged around the course
by other children.
This was a difficult experience for this former PE teacher as there was practically
no instruction for the children on track techniques and my attempts to provide
such were met with indifference. I didn't want to spend any time on that battle.
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