Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Private versus State Sport

Hard to believe, but the Girl's Schools Association claim that two thirds of Independent Girls' schools in Britain have pupils who regularly compete in sport at International level.

Three years ago at the Beijing Olympics, 37% of our medal winners had been to Private Schools even though only 7% of the population attend them.

Mind you when you see what passes for PE and Games at many comprehensives, it all becomes clear. The 'pursuit of excellence' doesn't really get a look in.

Now for something that's a bit easier to believe. Serial End of World predictor Rev Harold Camping has announced that he made a slight arithmetical mistake last week (easy to do when you are dealing with Horsemen of the Apocalypse) and has announced a new date of October 21st 2011.

Don't say I didn't warn you...


Red Admiral said...

Trafalgar Day? How rude.

Mr.Blackheart said...

Good call about sports - to get the lazy buggers involved in sports day our secondary Academy is re-introducing 1950s style primary school sack races, egg and spoon race, three legged race. It might be amusing if were meant to be ironic.

Defence Brief said...

When I was at school me and a couple of friends wanted to start at rugby team. But none of the teachers would support us so we simply didn't do any sports at school.