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amy85 Wed 30-Sep-20 20:37:39

Aibu to expect my 9 year old to be allowed to wear his coat for pe when the school insist on outdoor pe even tho it's cold and raining???

Rained all afternoon here and ds came out of school soaking and shivering

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Notapheasantplucker Wed 30-Sep-20 20:38:54

Do they not have p.e jumpers which you can buy?

SisyphusAndTheRockOfUntidiness Wed 30-Sep-20 20:40:00

Are the PE teachers wearing coats? Just curious.

WorksTheDinerAllDay Wed 30-Sep-20 20:41:37

YANBU. I went for a run in the rain this morning and wore my waterproof running jacket.

This country's obsession with making children feel miserable in school is weird in my opinion.

Wetweekend99 Wed 30-Sep-20 20:44:02

You just need to buy more appropriate outdoor pe clothes. A light weight jacket and maybe thermals on pe day.

amy85 Wed 30-Sep-20 20:44:24

SisyphusAndTheRockOfUntidiness

Are the PE teachers wearing coats? Just curious.

That was my first question to ds too lol...Of course the pe teacher got to wear his coat hmm

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FTMF30 Wed 30-Sep-20 20:44:57

I would honestly be livid if that were my child. If a child were at home and were forced to play outside in the rain woth no coat, someone would call social services.

There's also the fact he could catch a cold with asore throat, next thing you know, he's got symptoms of coronavirus amd has to self isolate. Absolutely ridiculous. I would definitely complain.

RepeatSwan Wed 30-Sep-20 20:45:56

I'd raise it in non-angry tones with school, that's not really wise or necessary.

ScottishStottie Wed 30-Sep-20 20:45:58

Depends on what you mean by a 'coat' tbh.

A light waterproof jacket, yes.

A heavy, restrictive long coat, no.

amy85 Wed 30-Sep-20 20:47:24

Notapheasantplucker

Do they not have p.e jumpers which you can buy?

No pe jumpers...he has to go to school wearing his pe kit atm due to covid so did send him in wearing a zip up hoodie

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Haggisfish Wed 30-Sep-20 20:49:28

A hoodie won’t keep him dry though-at leastjid he’s only outside for prob max 40 minutes running around he’s unlikely to be that cold. If his hoodie got wet, too, he’d have nothing dry to put on afterwards.

amy85 Wed 30-Sep-20 20:49:30

Sorry should have put in the op that they currently wear their pe kit all day atm due to covid...so he was in his wet pe kit all afternoon until home time

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solidaritea Wed 30-Sep-20 20:49:32

FTMF30

I would honestly be livid if that were my child. If a child were at home and were forced to play outside in the rain woth no coat, someone would call social services.

There's also the fact he could catch a cold with asore throat, next thing you know, he's got symptoms of coronavirus amd has to self isolate. Absolutely ridiculous. I would definitely complain.

Social services wouldn't even entertain this. Child who gets wet is not a case for social services.

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 30-Sep-20 20:50:34

amy85

Sorry should have put in the op that they currently wear their pe kit all day atm due to covid...so he was in his wet pe kit all afternoon until home time


That's shit.

amy85 Wed 30-Sep-20 20:52:20

Haggisfish

A hoodie won’t keep him dry though-at leastjid he’s only outside for prob max 40 minutes running around he’s unlikely to be that cold. If his hoodie got wet, too, he’d have nothing dry to put on afterwards.

The hoodie was more for warmth tbh...I didn't really think of rain as assumed they would put their coats on...pe teacher told them to put their jumpers/hoodies on for pe...so they didn't have anything dry to put on after hence the soaking and shivering

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BarbarAnna Wed 30-Sep-20 20:53:14

I was thinking about this earlier. My kids do a sports club on a Sunday. They used to do it indoors but now it needs to be outside. I was busy being enraged about it but then I thought - hang on, I used to do the same sport weekly and never did it indoors. What did we used to do? I don’t remember wearing a coat for PE in the 70s? Not being a dick - just genuinely can’t remember.

Notfeelinggreattoday Wed 30-Sep-20 20:57:28

But in the 70's we changed into a pe kit and our clothes later were dry
Because of covid all has to be outside and have to go in their kits at most schools
Spoke to my da who is secondary as they have pe today he did in rain but was last lesson , he said he doesn't know what will happen if morning session and raining
Although he is older i don't want him sat in wet clothes all day
He does outdoor sports where he gets soaking all the time but obviously changes and showers etc after

CherryPavlova Wed 30-Sep-20 20:58:34

Why would he wear a coat for PE? The idea is to run around to use energy and keep warm. He’ll not come to any harm; skin is waterproof.

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 30-Sep-20 21:00:03

CherryPavlova

Why would he wear a coat for PE? The idea is to run around to use energy and keep warm. He’ll not come to any harm; skin is waterproof.


I run in a t-shirt in all weathers. However the thought of sitting in those clothes after is repulsive. It's not the exercise, it's the aftermath.

JustSaying101 Wed 30-Sep-20 21:00:45

amy85

Sorry should have put in the op that they currently wear their pe kit all day atm due to covid...so he was in his wet pe kit all afternoon until home time

Thats terrible OP. I think that is completely unreasonable for the school to expect children to sit in wet clothes all day. Expect an onslaught of coughs, colds and Covid tests...

Grobagsforever Wed 30-Sep-20 21:01:31

FTMF30

I would honestly be livid if that were my child. If a child were at home and were forced to play outside in the rain woth no coat, someone would call social services.

There's also the fact he could catch a cold with asore throat, next thing you know, he's got symptoms of coronavirus amd has to self isolate. Absolutely ridiculous. I would definitely complain.


@FTMF30

You. Don't. Catch. Colds. From. Being. Cold.

They are a VIRUS. You can them from being near someone with the VIRUS.

amy85 Wed 30-Sep-20 21:01:58

CherryPavlova

Why would he wear a coat for PE? The idea is to run around to use energy and keep warm. He’ll not come to any harm; skin is waterproof.

But his pe kit isn't waterproof and atm he has to wear it all day so then is in wet clothes for the rest of the afternoon

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Nacreous Wed 30-Sep-20 21:03:41

I don't necessarily expect he should have worn his coat, but provision should have been made for not sitting round in wet clothes all afternoon (e.g. one of move PE to last thing, wear coats, allow a change of clothes after, move PE indoors).

Tinyhumansurvivalist Wed 30-Sep-20 21:04:09

I would politely question the school. Ours have asked us to send a light weight rain mac for pe days.

However, I would be livid if they stopped dd wearing it. She is asthmatic and on a type of chemotherapy to treat allergies so even a common cold knocks her for 6.

WunWun Wed 30-Sep-20 21:05:45

How much rain are we talking about? Was he actually soaked through or just a bit damp?

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