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To be unimpressed with schools idea for forgetting P.E kit.

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RequestInUse Wed 08-Jun-16 22:29:14

My DS who is 9 didnt have his P.E kit in school Monday as I forgot it, not thinking it a problem though as they don't do P.E on Mondays.

However, this Monday, they decided to do sports day practice and as DS didn't have his P.E kit (he lost it in school the week before half term but that's another story, but it must be in school somewhere!) they told him to borrow another boys.

The other boy was on holiday and has been fairly good friends with DS but they are very different builds, DS being stocky and the other boy slim. But I don't think it's ok for the school to tell him to borrow someone else's kit. I wouldn't want someone else borrowing DS's kit, possibly damaging it or whatever.

AIBU? What happend to having to use kit from lost property/spare kit box?

38cody Wed 08-Jun-16 22:33:36

wouldn't bother me unless it was humiliating for your boy to not fit into slimmer boys kit. But teachers prob didn't consider this.

EatShitDerek Wed 08-Jun-16 22:34:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

VestalVirgin Wed 08-Jun-16 22:34:56

They told him to borrow someone else's things without asking?

Especially if this is the first time this happened - they could have just made him sit there while the others do P.E. I think that is standard practice, as I recall "I forgot it at home" was a popular excuse for the less sportsy kids.

Janefromdowntheroad Wed 08-Jun-16 22:35:13

Our school has a A3 poster on each door with names of kids who forgot their kit.

Shames the parents instead of the kids!

WellErrr Wed 08-Jun-16 22:36:20

Same Derek!

Or some disgusting unwashed lost property stuff.

Glassofwineneeded Wed 08-Jun-16 22:36:47

This could have been me! We forgot the PE kit on the first day back after half term too! And I wondered if they were planning on doing sports day practice as it wasn't their usual PE day.
They didn't so all was well but - our school have a 'bank' of kit that can be used in such situations, they then ask for it to be washed and returned ASAP and they also send a note home making you feel like the worst parent alive for having forgotten!

Owllady Wed 08-Jun-16 22:37:27

I thought they'd spray painted on his or kit in plasticote

PaulAnkaTheDog Wed 08-Jun-16 22:37:48

Just give him a bloody pe kit.

RequestInUse Wed 08-Jun-16 22:41:31

Glassofwine that's a good idea on the schools behalf. Much better than having to wear manky spare kit or sit out.

Paul don't be an idiot, obviously he has kit, to replace his lost kit, it's just we forgot it Monday.

HangingRockPicnic Wed 08-Jun-16 22:45:17

I don't think they should use lost property as then when the parent or child goes to look for their lost stuff it won't be there.

CitySnicker Wed 08-Jun-16 22:48:04

Not ideal but the simplest workaround when no doubt trying to shoe-horn pe into a busy day. Who's to say after finding an available adult (if there is one) to go thro the lost property box, that anything would fit? Whole class waiting for this to happen if they're off down the field? Or what if they only get a 45 min slot in the hall? Time is precious. Make sure he has a kit.

PaulAnkaTheDog Wed 08-Jun-16 22:48:24

Request don't call me an idiot, have some bloody manners.

acasualobserver Wed 08-Jun-16 22:49:00

This seems exceedingly small beer. Are you in search of something to feel angry about?

RequestInUse Wed 08-Jun-16 22:49:00

Hanging when I was at school it was the unclaimed lost property.

MariaSklodowska Wed 08-Jun-16 22:50:01

seems a bit of a non issue tbh

CitySnicker Wed 08-Jun-16 22:50:55

Then please supply schools with banks of kits and shoes in varying sizes. Tesco are quite good value.
Please wash these on a per use basis on behalf of the school.
Thank you.

RequestInUse Wed 08-Jun-16 22:54:11

acasualobserver no. I'd just remembered it as was talking DH and wondered if we were alone with thinking it wasn't really on.

MariaSklodowska Wed 08-Jun-16 22:56:23

Message deleted by MNHQ. Here's a link to our Talk Guidelines.

PaulAnkaTheDog Wed 08-Jun-16 22:58:39

That was cunty Maria. Reporting. And I do that as someone fucked off at the op.

1Catherine1 Wed 08-Jun-16 22:59:35

Wouldn't bother me in the slightest. I would hold the school responsible if the kit was damaged and demand they replace it but otherwise - I don't have a problem.

In my DD class, the PE kit is only washed once a HT (they are all 5 and not particularly sweaty), so I wouldn't notice anyway. If they were older, I would expect it washed by the school so my DD didn't end up in someone else's sweat! lovely image...

EatShitDerek Wed 08-Jun-16 23:00:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CodyKing Wed 08-Jun-16 23:00:49

All kids here are reminded to have people kit in school at all times as they have sports days and sometimes ad hock rounders or cricket -

Your son borrowed a kit - I hope the friend is kinder than you are for lending their stuff and hope DS brought it home for you to wash and iron as a very greatful thank you?


nooka Wed 08-Jun-16 23:01:30

Another plus point of schools with no uniform. No sports kit either. Great for my disorganised dyslexic son.

Taking someone elses kit really doesn't sound like a good option.

Pinkandbluemcdonald5 Wed 08-Jun-16 23:01:47

Do the pupils have to have a pe kit available all week? I thought you send your children with kit on the pe day - is that not how it works now?

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