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28th Jan 2014, 04:27
School sport: playing to win - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationopinion/10599359/School-sport-playing-to-win.html)

I wonder which is the best method to bring about 'success' in later adult life ?


28th Jan 2014, 04:35
I read that in the DM the other day.

The mind boggles at how this type of thing can be implemented.

No trophies :ugh:

I see that haven't ruled out beating up the other teams
Scrum Half or Fly Half which seemed to be the pastime
of the opposing No 8 and flankers :O

Airey Belvoir
28th Jan 2014, 04:37
Competition every time. Teaches a whole lot about life - about taking losses in your stride and being magnanimous when you won.

28th Jan 2014, 04:41
I can't read the Telegraph story because of the paywall
but I went and re read the DM story, very true of what
went on.

It brought back so many good memories of playing
Rugby at school, both Prep and Senior.

If you want to read it, see below.

How will youngsters learn about life if we don't let them win (and lose) at games? | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2547076/How-youngsters-learn-life-dont-let-win-lose-games.html)

28th Jan 2014, 06:04
agree with Airey - being able to accept/survive someone has to lose as well is maybe even more important for life.

28th Jan 2014, 07:39
Back in the 70's there was a move to do away with competitive junior soccer games,somewhere in N.S.W. I think it was, the idea being similar to the rugby thing in Surrey. The littlies would all play happily ever after with none of them getting upset if they didn't win etc. etc.
All seemed to be going well for a time and then it was discovered that not only had the little b*****s themselves been keeping a list of all results but they also had up to date league position tables as well.