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Ideal PE kit

less is better

Posted by rickyB01 on 2009-09-24 23:17:16

For athletics, less clothing is better. Whever practical, kids should be allowed to be barefoot, boys shirtless. Even in coler weather, less clothing ensures they keep moving!

For boys sports, little more than short nylong running shorts are needed. For girls, a sleeveless shirt is good.

Boys should be required to swim nude.

Socks and underwear are generally not needed fo almost any sport.

Posted by catbert on 2009-09-26 03:49:34

interesting idea. My school nude swimming is for both sexes, but classes are separate. girls wear a skort over a leotard. While boys wear a jock under shorts and a fitted t-shirt for all but dance/gymnastics where the boys wear a leotard under shorts.

Posted by Orodreth on 2009-10-02 09:37:55

What do the boys think about wearing a leotard? What does it feel like?

Posted by markjones99uk on 2009-10-06 18:53:32

I'd agree with rickyB01. All boys need for PE is a pair of proper short-length athletic shorts. This is how we used to do indoor PE when I was at school - bare chest, nylon shorts and bare feet for all indoor activities. It is cheap, provides freedom of movement and is comfortable.

Even in outdoors athletics in summer we were shirtless and in bare feet. Simple shorts is all you need. There is no need for expensive footwear; and socks and underwear should never be worn.

A leotard is fine for girls, but I think most boys would prefer shorts.

Posted by pip23 on 2009-11-19 23:07:49

I agree too - boys should only need a pair of shorts, inside or outside. Possibly plimsoles might be advisable for hockey - I don't know as I never played hockey at school but I suppose it might be best not played barefoot. We did everything in just a pair of shorts - it was practical, cheap, simple, healthy and there were no problems with who had the best trainers etc (not that there were trainers in my day!) Many of us went barefoot out of school as much as we could so our feet were tough anyway and we didn't wear shirts if we could avoid it.