This week we are asked about our Sports and Extracurricular Activities by Maggie.
Did you belong to any clubs? At school I didn’t belong to any clubs, but then there weren’t any clubs as such. I remember going to something run by the church. A sort of after school club, but I don’t remember much about what we did. I loved drama when I was in secondary school. I was someone’s mother, and wore this old fashioned dress. I fluffed my one line, and made it up as I went along. I was also a can-can girl.
Did you stay after school for activities? If so, how did you get home? I was part of the netball team, and played goal defence. I walked home, and one night I was followed by someone. My parents always told me, if you think you are being followed knock on the nearest door. I was near home, and knocked on my neighbours door, and they answered thankfully.
We’re you involved in sports? If so, which ones? Were you good at them, mediocre, or at least trying? I hated sports, running especially. I always got a stitch when running any further than 100 metres. On my first day at secondary school they thought I would be good for the high jump. I bent the bar, and it went downhill from there. Eventually they tried me on the shot put, because I could only injure myself.
What was your favorite school related sports or physical activity? I loved country dancing. Up until I was eight years old I went to ballroom dancing, and have a silver medal somewhere. I stopped when they made me dance with a five year old. I thought it was beneath me.
Did you hold any leadership roles in school? Not really, I prefer not to be in front as far as leadership goes.
Did you play football, basketball, or some other sport or were you a cheerleader? No, although I did play netball for a short period of time.
Did you travel after school, on weekends, or in the summer for any activities? Where did you go? Summer holidays were spent at our local swimming pool. It was outdoors, and you had a children’s pool, at the far end, and a adults pool with a diving board. I never did much swimming, but used to work on my tan, chat with my mates, and eat lots of sweets.
Did you receive letters, awards, or certificates for your involvement?
Did you belong to any organizations that were not associated or sponsored by your school? I used to go to Sunday school, and a club run by our local church.
Were you on any school committees such as yearbook, prom committee, etc.? No, working full time, I didn’t have any time apart from being at home.
I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.
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