Are you getting tired of hearing me rant about Eldest's school?
I am tired of the school though.
All I really ask is that they do their jobs, you know, teach the material in the curriculum in an effective way and ensure the children don't die.
Seems the gym teacher didn't get the memo.
Eldest is largely fine, though sore and sucking back ibuprofin. She's lucky.
See, the gym teacher thought it would be a good idea for the students, as a mandatory requirement, to build variations on human pyramids.
There are a lot of different pyramids. If they don't successfully build these, they fail. No points for trying.
There are also very few mats provided. We discovered this today.
Seems one of the things they had to do was lift one of the kidshorizontally over their heads and hold them there straight armed. SO Eldest got heaved off the ground by three other girls, and dropped. The first time, she grabbed onto another student's head. Must have hurt. The second time they dropped her, from above their heads, flat on her back, straight on the floor; please note, there was a mat, about the size of a door and approx 2 inches thick. However the kids staggered away from it while trying to hold her up, and two of them had to do a half turn while she was up there (don't ask me why).
The teacher was watching this.
The teacher did not do any spotting, you know, trying to catch say, her head, before it cratered.
They tried again, and dropped her AGAIN flat on her back on the gym floor.
The teacher watched, then gave them a zero.
I don't know if I am more frustrated, more enraged or more furious.
Needless to say I am going in AGAIN tomorrow.
Why can't they just do their jobs? (she whines)
Honestly, impart a little information and try not to kill them.
That's all I ask.