Heather Jan Brunt asks people in Aylesbury town centre whether school sport should be competitive or just for fun.
Dez Kay, Aylesbury:
“Absolutely yes, it leads to how things are in later life and helps generally in later life.
“It never did me any harm. I’m a fine specimen of an athetltic man!”
Calum Laird, Aylesbury:
“Yes, it’s fun. It gets people going and fit and builds team spirit.
“I didn’t like sport at school because I wasn’t very good at football. But I love it now and go to the gym.”
Sam Heggie, Aylesbury:
“I do, I was good at netball. I think children need to learn from an early age that there will always be people better than them. It’s a harsh lesson but realistic.”
Hannah Moxon, Aylesbury:
“I think so, it’s good to be competitive, but in a controlled environment for the very young.
“Personally I hated sport at school because it gave me a stitch.”
Karen Montague, Aylesbury:
“Yes and no. Yes, it’s all right for children to try and compete, but if they are not sporty types then they shouldn’t have to compete. PE has to be done, but it doesn’t need to be competitive.”