3 mile cycle ride for Sport Relief
March 22, 2014

Dylan wanted to get involved and do something for Sport Relief this weekend, so we decided to sponsor each other to do a 3 mile cycle ride.

Including the odd pause for a chocolate power pellet and to rehydrate… and a half time break at the park… we completed our challenge in about an hour and a half!

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Bouncing battles
July 17, 2013

bouncingbattlesBoy: Let’s play trampoline battles where we have to try and make each other fall over without pushing! Round 1 is: You’re only allowed to bounce around in a circle. On Round 2 you can do bouncing and knee drops. On Round 3 you have to show ALL your best moves – seat drops, pike jumps, tuck jumps – anything you want! Ready?

Boxing kid
June 14, 2013

boxingkidMum: What are you doing?

Son: I’m boxing – I’m being a boxing kid. Imagine if I went to training every day and I got really good and I was against adults and they say to me, “What kind of kid is this?” and I say, “I’m a boxing kid! And I train every day and this is my boxing lesson!”

Removing recognition
May 30, 2013

recognitionSon: I’m going to be very sad at the end of sports camp this time.

Mum: Why?

Son: Because there’s no wristbands, medals or trophy now – they don’t do that anymore.

Mum: Why don’t they do that anymore?

Son: Because the Coach has got a boss now and he says, “Don’t give out wristbands, medals or trophies at the end because it wastes too much time!”

Mum: Oh dear. And do you think they should carry on giving them out?

Son: Yes, because it’s a good thing for children.

Mum: Why is it a good thing?

Son: Because there are people who haven’t got them yet – like James – it’s not fair for him, he hasn’t got anything – no wristband, no medal, no trophy, nothing. They don’t do any of it now, and he just REALLY wants a wristband, a medal or a trophy! What I really want from there is a wristband.

Mum: Do you try harder if there’s wristbands, medals and trophies at the end?

Son: Yes, we have to work REALLY hard if we want to get one. In the olden days when I didn’t get anything I worked SO hard and I didn’t get anything so I just gave up – I just worked normally. Until eventually I found out that I still wouldn’t get anything, so I gave up from working normally. Then one day I decided to try again and that’s when I got a medal. And then the next time I tried even more and that’s when I got the trophy.

Mum: And how did you feel when they said they weren’t going to give them out any more?

Son: It shocked me so much that I felt angry to hear the news that they didn’t give out wristbands, medals or trophies anymore and to this day, I am still a little upset. I gave up being angry though, because the more you’re angry the less things you’ll get – do you know that?

Mum: That’s true. So, do you work hard when you go to sports camp now?

Son: Now it doesn’t matter if you work hard, because they don’t give out trophies or medals anymore.

Mum: But DO you?

Son: A little bit.

The best team in the world
May 8, 2013

bestteamSon: Barcelona are the best football team in the world! Mikayla showed me lots of videos and in one, they got 27 scores and the other team got zero!

Mum: Why are Barcelona so good then?

Son: They do LOTS more practice and training and spend more time on their club – that’s what Mikayla said.
You want to see the statue?

Mum: Go on then.

Son: [Strikes a pose] ‘Huh!’ That’s someone doing a header with the ball in Barcelona!

Slippery goals
February 23, 2013

slipperygoalsD: You can wear slippers to Vikki’s in half term – you really CAN, because I saw some of the other children wearing slippers. But… I’d better wear my trainers because I’m going to Sports Camp and if I put my slippers on to go to Sports Camp I’d kick the ball and it would hurt my feet. Or I’d kick the ball and my slipper would just fly off.

Me: Yes, playing football in your slippers wouldn’t work very well would it?

D: No.

Fantasy football
January 25, 2013

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Fantastic footballer – Jan 2013

D: We had to draw a picture of something we’re fantastic at.
I drawed that I’m fantastic at playing football. That’s me, with the ball in purple.
That’s the goal [in light blue, on the right], and I’m kicking the ball into the goal!
They’re all people who are trying to get the ball so they can get a goal, but they can’t!

A few good captains
January 24, 2013

afewgoodcD: We didn’t know who the captains were for PE today. We usually have two, three or four.

Me: Oh. I suppose it depends on what games you play as to how many captains you need.

D: Huh?

Me: Different games need a different number of teams. So that would mean a different number of captains.

D: No. It depends whether you’ve been REALLY good – sometimes there’s four people that have been REALLY good, sometimes three, sometimes two, sometimes one – no, not one – two, three or four.
Aly was sitting out today and he said “I’m going to be captain.” I said, “I don’t think you are, because you have to sit out.”

Me: Why was he sitting out?

D: Because he’d done something extremely not good.

Amazing people
September 2, 2012

D: You know the Olympics?

Me: Yes?

D: Mikayla showed me a picture on her phone of a man with no legs, but he had elastic for his legs.

Me: Oh yes, the Paralympics. Those people are amazing!

D: Why?

Me: It’s people without arms and legs and things who’re doing sports anyway. What was the man you saw doing – running? Cycling? Swimming?

D: He was running. So where were his legs?

Me: Gone to heaven – they didn’t work, so he didn’t need them.

D: Did their spirit go?

Me: No, their spirit stayed – that’s why the man was being so amazing at the running. He could have sat at home with no legs and done nothing. But instead of saying “I can’t run”, he said “I CAN run” – he put the elastic things on and he ran. Really fast. He’s proving that you can do anything if you want to do it enough. The most important part of you is your head – with your brain in it.

D: Yeah, and you shouldn’t ever take your brain out.

Me: No, you should avoid taking your brain out.

D: Unless you’re a baddie – then you can be chased and have your brain taken out.

Me: Well, people who behave badly need to be taught to think differently with their brain.

D: Oh, yes…

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