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PE/Sports kit bag for Year 7

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TwigTheWonderKid Sun 28-Aug-16 17:48:35

So I'm thinking DS's current PE kit bag with his name on and an embroidered sailing boat probably isn't quite right for secondary school...what kind of bags do your DSs use?

dottyaboutstripes Sun 28-Aug-16 17:52:54

Ds has an adidas gym type of affair. Black and v simple.

eyebrowsonfleek Sun 28-Aug-16 18:05:57

Picked Nike one at Sports Direct.

jr2116 Sun 28-Aug-16 18:28:31

Most boys including my DS use the drawstring bags you get when you buy something at JD.

cece Sun 28-Aug-16 19:30:58

DS1 has this bag Most of his friends seem to have holdall ones that are similar but they all do a lot of sport so use them out of school too.

DD has a rucksack that is a similar size to her school bag. Just a black and white Puma one.

cece Sun 28-Aug-16 19:32:11

Drawstring bags wouldn't hold all of DS1s kit. Although it would probably hold DDs PE kit. Boys seems to have more PE uniform. hmm

eyebrowsonfleek Mon 29-Aug-16 01:22:10

Hold-alls are definitely better for fitting big shoes in. (Ds left primary school a size 6 and is now a 10.5)

228agreenend Mon 29-Aug-16 01:31:57

Ds 1 used a hold-all type bag. Ds 2 uses one small rucksack for outdoor games, and another for indoor games. Both have sports labels. Not quite sure how he has accumulated three school bags.

TwigTheWonderKid Mon 29-Aug-16 09:08:06

Thanks all. What we have so far will just about go in a draw string bag so I think I'll get a plain one of those to start with and see how he goes with that.

LippyLiz Mon 29-Aug-16 09:13:37

DD and most of her friends use the drawstring JD sports bags

elderberryflower Mon 29-Aug-16 09:17:53

Drawstring here due to tiny lockers that wouldn't fit a hold-all.

Balletgirlmum Mon 29-Aug-16 09:23:16

Me way would a drawstring fit ds kit. He has one of the smalle Nike holdalls. Dd has a holdall style dance bag.

TheSecondOfHerName Mon 29-Aug-16 09:29:17

It depends. My sons use a plain nylon drawstring bag and shove this into their voluminous rucksacks.

My daughter takes a small holdall.

TheSecondOfHerName Mon 29-Aug-16 09:32:07

Boys seems to have more PE uniform.

I've found the opposite to be true, partly because DD wears a PE hoody in the winter, whereas the boys seem to wear short sleeves and shorts all year round (with a thin base layer if it's snowing).

DomesticAnarchist Mon 29-Aug-16 09:38:02

Yes to drawstring bag.

Please, please can you put his name (albeit discreetly if you like) all over the bag and kit. (A name on the outside of the bag would be very welcome --so I don't have to root through damp/sweaty kit--)

You would not believe the number of year 7s who lose kit and deny/don't recognise their own bags!

LooseAtTheSeams Mon 29-Aug-16 13:34:23

Plain black drawstring bag from M + S and comes with label on the outside for name and form!

TheSecondOfHerName Mon 29-Aug-16 13:37:38

Y7s denying their PE kits? Do they do it three times before the cock crows? grin

DomesticAnarchist Mon 29-Aug-16 14:43:20

I don't get your reference blush but what I mean is you know this bag belongs to a particular child and they flat out deny it repeatedly. Said bag goes into the lost-property mountain never to be seen again.

I can't force an 11/12 year old to take the bag home!

Balletgirlmum Mon 29-Aug-16 14:50:13

I'd love to know what schools have so little kit it cdm go in a drawstring bag!

Ds has:

Aertex polo shirt
Rugby/hockey top
Black shorts
White shorts
White sports socks
Long rugby/hockey/football socks
Mouth guard
Rugby boots

The girls have exactly the same except they have a skort instead of black shorts

QueenofLouisiana Mon 29-Aug-16 18:14:38

I've been wondering about this. DS is going to a school with no lockers to stash PE kit.

I'm a bit concerned that he'll have to carry it about everywhere.

PumpkinPie9 Mon 29-Aug-16 19:04:54

I'd love to know what schools have so little kit it cdm go in a drawstring bag!

Dd attends a Surrey comp and has:

Polo shirt for all sports
Skort for all sports
White sports socks
Long hockey socks
Shinpads (only takes if has hockey)
Mouth guard (only takes if has hockey)
Trainers for all sports. (I think they play hockey on astro turf)
There is a track suit option but none of them wear it. I think they wear their school jumper if cold.

Balletgirlmum Mon 29-Aug-16 19:09:55

A lot less than Ds then

They do hockey on Astro so cdm wear normal trainers but have to have rugby boots too.

The rugby shirt is worn for hockey/rugby with the black shorts but it's all weather so they have to have their hoody/tracksuit bottoms available at all times

The polo shirt & white shorts are worn for PE (as opposed to games) so cross country/athletics/tennis/gym/fitness equipment etc.

They have to have it all with them in case of changes.

PumpkinPie9 Mon 29-Aug-16 19:16:25

I was quite confused when dd came back from school with clean shoes after hockey. We used to have black hockey boots in the 80s and it was a very muddy affair.
I was also worried about the no tracksuit. We had a delightful bottle green ones back in the day, (plus bottle green pe knickers hmm) but it doesn't seem to bother her. They do wear winter coats at her school though, so i should be grateful for small He girls do anyway, not sure whether the boys do or not

PumpkinPie9 Mon 29-Aug-16 19:17:19

No shin pads or mouth guards for hockey in our day though.

cece Mon 29-Aug-16 19:18:11

DS has

polo shirt
rugby shirt
under armour
rugby padding thing he wears under his rugby shirt
rugby hat
rugby/football boots
astro trainers
long socks
short socks

He opted out of the tracksuit/hoody as he wears the under armour instead.

DD has

polo shirt
socks x1

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