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Re: New sports kit list

Post by J.R. » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:45 pm

A true Scots sports person doesn't have ANYTHING beneath !

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Re: New sports kit list

Post by lonelymom » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:48 pm

That's what I thought :D
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Re: New sports kit list

Post by Jade » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:45 pm

Does anyone know if we will get the blue sports socks before school starts? I'm dreading having to sew on the name labels on the black ones, just to receive the blue ones the next day. Also the tracksuit trousers i've odered are about a foot too long on the leg, i'm not sure what to do about it? I've thought about having them taken up, but I think the zips on the bottom may prevent me from doing that.
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Re: New sports kit list

Post by lonelymom » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:31 pm

No, we won't be getting the blue socks before term starts. I spoke to Thriftymatron a couple of weeks ago and she told me the blue socks will be waiting in your child's house (or perhaps with the houseparent) when you drop him/her off, and you will be able to take them home with you. Your child will therefore wear the black ones for the first 3 weeks and the blue ones thereafter.

As for the trackie bottoms, I thought the sports list info gave inside leg measurements? I may have remembered that wrong, but I seem to remember having to order a size up for my skinny but long-legged daughters so that they would be long enough? If so, have you checked that you got the right size, ie the size you ordered?
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Re: New sports kit list

Post by Jade » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:05 pm

lonelymom wrote:As for the trackie bottoms, I thought the sports list info gave inside leg measurements? I may have remembered that wrong, but I seem to remember having to order a size up for my skinny but long-legged daughters so that they would be long enough? If so, have you checked that you got the right size, ie the size you ordered?
They are the size I ordered, but I was a bit optimistic about how much he would grow over the summer. :oops:
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Re: New sports kit list

Post by lonelymom » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:19 pm

Oh, I see. It was a huge target for him then, to grow a foot during the summer :lol: But you can bet that if you take them up now he'll grow that foot in the first 3 weeks of term and they'll be too short again! :lol:
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Re: New sports kit list

Post by huggermugger » Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:42 pm

I'm feeling a bit lucky - I've managed to get away with buying almost nothing for this year - DS needed a new pair of football boots but we were given some by a friend which don't have too much wear on them. He would really like a new pair but as I don't work a lot in the holidays so that we can spend a fair bit of time together I am rather short of cash so he has agreed to have them at least for the first term... well done that boy.

But at least part of the reason is that I bought everything in fairly large sizes so as far as I'm concerned, that was a good move. :D

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Re: New sports kit list

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:30 pm

I find this Topic fascinating --- but confusing !

I think JR will agree, that we didn't have to buy anything, House Colours and School Colours were presented. and for PT (PE to you) pretty well anything went, as for "Runs" and work on the School "Farm" (Does that still exist, for Anti- Sport Pupils ?)

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Re: New sports kit list

Post by onewestguncopse » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:44 pm

The school farm closed in the 80s. It is now a very expensive over 50's housing estate. All the old farm worker houses are now privately owned houses.

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Re: New sports kit list

Post by ailurophile » Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:49 am

Jade wrote
Does anyone know if we will get the blue sports socks before school starts? I'm dreading having to sew on the name labels on the black ones, just to receive the blue ones the next day. Also the tracksuit trousers i've odered are about a foot too long on the leg, i'm not sure what to do about it? I've thought about having them taken up, but I think the zips on the bottom may prevent me from doing that.
I found myself rushing out at the eleventh hour yesterday (this happens every year, I ought to have learned by now) trying to replace bits of outgrown sports kit for DS, who appears to have shot up by about six inches during the holidays. Fortunately there's a 'cheap' sports shop in our town which sells plain navy tracksuit bottoms for about £6 - is there anywhere similar near you Jade? Trackie bottoms don't have to be the official ones, and we always find it useful to have a couple of spare pairs.

Re sock labelling, I've spent hours over the years slaving away sewing name tapes vertically on to socks as instructed, the most fiddly job in the universe bar none!! Only recently another parent told me that their matron advises simply folding the tape in half and sewing the end to the top edge of the sock - it ends up as a loop, make sure the house number is on the side that shows. I wish someone had told me this in 2005...

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Re: New sports kit list

Post by ReallyMissingHer » Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:00 pm

ailurophile :evil: why didn't you tell me sooner, I do this with as much clothing as possible but didn't think it was "allowed" with the sport socks :evil:

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Re: New sports kit list

Post by YadaYada » Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:21 pm

When my blood blisters from naming fade......I will appreciate this tip for next year. For now all I feel is Grrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!

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Re: New sports kit list

Post by ReallyMissingHer » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:23 pm

Although I keep labelling countless civies believe me it's never as bad again as before they go for the first time :lol:

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Re: New sports kit list

Post by Ajarn Philip » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:11 pm

Isn't that what thimbles are for? :?: :lol:
I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiffsquiddled around

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Re: New sports kit list

Post by lonelymom » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:39 pm

Isn't that what mother-in-laws are for? :lol:
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