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PT with mid morning break

Post by East Gun Copse » Sun Aug 14, 2005 6:52 pm

Do they still have PT every weekday morning? In the 40s & 50s we had it on the asphalt in winter and on grass in front of the houses in summer. It was lead by a monitor and followed exercises dreamt up by J.H.Edwards. It was quite wearing and it was rush to get back to your house change into games kit have about 15 minutes of the exercises and then change have the milk and biscuits and rush back for classes. There could be quite a relief if the weather required cancellation and big school bell would ring so that classes continued for and extra time. Teachers lesson plans had to be flexible enough to absorb they extra tiime. Did they have lesson plans in those days?

Did it do us any good? I hope so after all that effort. Has anyone done a research project like the Bristol University one on CH boys born between 1927 and 1956. It could be interesting to know if those who had such a regular exercise had less bone and muscle problems. I'm sure JHE would have been glad to know if it worked.

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Post by Richard Ruck » Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:51 pm

None of this in my day - the main problem was finding the time for a cup of coffee AND a quick ciggy down the tube.

The ciggy usually won.
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Post by Mid A 15 » Sun Aug 14, 2005 11:29 pm

Not sure about the effects of the PT described on the pupils. It had disappeared by my time.

However I believe Mr J H Edwards is alive and well in his nineties so I guess it has done him some good!
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Post by J.R. » Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:26 am

I remember the the P.E. sessions well !

I believe they were based on the British military system.

I was asked three times to take part in the Bristol University health investigation, but refused. To this day, I don't know how they found me as I had moved THREE TIMES since leaving C.H. and hadn't informed them. (Did they employ the C.I.A. or M.I.5/M.I.6. ??)

(a) I was adopted at birth, so little could be learnt from geneteics.

(b) I have a natural distrust in discussing my personal deatials in,'the interests of science' !
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Post by jhopgood » Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:28 am

Not sure where this came from, one of the hand me downs for the OB editor.
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Post by J.R. » Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:42 am

Had to 'cut and paste' to open it, John.

Isn't that the science block quad, (near the pond) ?? Don't ever remember PE being held there !

Not exactly military precision, is it ??
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Post by jtaylor » Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:27 pm

Should now display.
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