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Egg On Her Face

by | 19th, May 2003

‘FOR years, the highlight of the school sports day has been testing the ingenuity of kids faced with carrying an egg from one end of the sports field to the other using only a spoon.

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The well-positioned finger to stop the egg falling off has always prompted howls of protest, but that was only because it was so easy to spot.

However, that is now all at an end for pupils of Manley School in Sutton Coldfield.

It has decided to hold a non-competitive sports day behind closed doors, with parents banned from attending.

Head Judith Wressel said: ”Taking part in traditional races can be difficult and often embarrassing for many children, which is why we envisage a different outdoor activity event that will suit all children.”

But the Telegraph says the move has infuriated parents.

”It is political correctness gone mad,” said Rob Busst. ”They are trying to solve a problem that does not exist. Children do not become scarred for life if they lose the egg and spoon race.

”They all love being in the races and they love the fact that their parents are there to cheer them on.”

Mr Busst’s two sons, who have been practising for months with an egg, a spoon and a lump of Blu-Tac, are said to be equally disappointed.

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