WHAT PHYS. ED. AIN'T
BY AMBROSE E. BRAZELTON, WBG
Recess is when, two times a day,
The staff goes for a break, the kids go to play!
They slide, they swing, they muddy their socks,
They climb and jump and even throw rocks.
Boys tussle and wrestle, chase girls til they faint,
Recess is important, BUT PHYS ED IT AIN'T!
Recreation and leisure, essential I'm told,
Recreate the body, upgrade the soul,
Learn interesting pastimes for use when it rains,
Pursuits for all children, the Bobbys and Janes,
But no matter how structured, no matter how quaint,
No matter how joyous, PHYS ED IT AIN'T!
Physical fitness proclaimed far and wide,
Vitality, vigor, pep in the stride,
Lift that barge and tote that bale,
Exercise daily, be hearty and hale,
Push up and sit up without complaint,
In spite of its value, PHYS ED IT AIN'T!
Athletics and sport? Oh! perish the thought,
It's horrid to think of the havoc we've wrought,
Shoot baskets, play baseball, hold the bat steady,
WE MAKE THEM PLAY FOOTBALL BEFORE THEY ARE READY!
Let them be kids without rancor or taint,
Athletics CAN hurt them, PHYS ED IT AIN'T!
Then what is Phys Ed if it ain't the above?
And what are the goals for the children we love?
- AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE TOTAL PROCESS,
- FOCUSED ON PERSONALIZED GROWTH AND SUCCESS
- STRIVING TO ENHANCE THROUGH INSTRUCTIONAL GIVING,
- PRODUCTIVE, EFFICIENT, HARMONIOUS LIVING.