The school sports day is a big event for most schools. It tends to take place in the summer months not long before the end of the school year – this helps to ensure there are good odds for good weather on the day. Different schools approach the idea of running a sports day differently; however they are usually great fun for all involved and many schools will set up teams that will go up against each other. Parents and other family members will usually go and see their children take part. There is also usually a parents’ race as well; there will often be one for the dads and one for the mums.
School sports day injuries are very rare but they do sometimes occur. While there is the potential for children to be hurt it is actually a lot more likely that the adults will be the ones nursing an injury at the end of the event. Some take part in the parents’ races because they want to go up against their child’s friends’ parents, but some may rarely take exercise at other times. This may potentially increase the chances of an injury.
What kinds of sports day injuries are most common?
Sprained and strained ankles and cuts and bruises are probably among the more common injuries people sometimes experience at sports days. There are other injuries that could potentially occur if someone falls over as well. For example if you fall and put out your hands to break your fall you could injure one or both of your hands as you do so. School playing fields are not always very even to run on either, which can potentially lead to trips or falls. As you can see, there are potential situations in which injuries might happen.
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Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen