How to actually enjoy a sports/athletics carnival by @mikesalter74

Name: Michael Salter
Twitter name: mikesalter74
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): Latin, French, Greek, German
Position: Teacher
What is your advice about? How to actually enjoy a sports/athletics carnival

  1. Remember that it only happens once a year.
  2. Devise some random, geeky games to play with your stopwatch.
  3. Secure some time on the loudspeaker, during which you can make disparaging comments about your colleagues’ dress sense on the day.
  4. Gravitate towards like-minded colleagues throughout, no matter where you’ve been “assigned”.
  5. Bring your own lunch. Canteens at sports venues are hell on earth.

Sports Day by @bigkid4

Name: Bigkid4
Twitter:  @bigkid4
Sector:  Secondary
Subject: Maths
Position: Teacher
5 Bits of Advice About: Sports day

  1. Get yourself a role. Volunteer early to avoid being on crowd control.
  2. Throwing and jumping events are good things to supervise. Starter and timekeeper are pretty good too.
  3. Don’t just tell the kids what to do. Show them if you can and never underestimate the pupils’ ability to injure themselves.
  4. Have fun. If you can’t have fun, pretend you’re having fun.
  5. Don’t expect everything to go according to plan. It probably won’t.

Sports Day by @chocotzar

Name: Choco
Twitter:  @chocotzar
Sector:  Secondary
5 Bits of Advice About: Sports Day

  1. Try really, really hard to get one if the Sports Day jobs. Supervising the crowd is hell on earth.
  2. If you’re supervising the crowd, pray hard for rain. Floods are better.
  3. Bring a sun hat, lots of water, sun lotion, a scarf, blanket, etc. Prepare for all weathers.
  4. The crowd will get bored. Try and take spare puzzles, rubicks cubes, card games. Sing some songs. Start a Mexican Wave.
  5. Do not let any children go to the toilet. You will never see them again.