From what I gather, lots of schools now just abolished P.E. period.
But the recent thread about pull-ups triggered a memory of P.E. from 1974.
I believe P.E was mandatory for every student at our school, both girls and guys. So I took it for four years. Physical education was mostly about playing sports of course. Football, basketball, volleyball and so on but once a year the coaches tested us to see what shape we were in.
So for a week everybody would be timed doing push-ups or sit-ups, how high we could jump, and other tests. One thing they had us do was climb a rope fastened to a steel girder at the roof inside the gym. I think the coaches were lunatics for having us do that. The gym roof was kind of high and we were required to climb the rope and once we got to the top we had to tap the roof with one hand and then climb down. It was weird and a little scary. I hated it but it was required and I did it and I was just happy I didn’t fall or embarrass myself. The fear of embarrassing myself was much stronger than the fear of falling.
Anyone else have to this at your school? And while I’m on the subject, probably the weirdest thing they had us do was: Pole Vaulting! Anyone have to do this either? Does it strike you as a weird thing or is it just me?