"the man with the megaphone gets everybody organised for stagecoach races, egg-in-spoon races and what he calls 'foot running', which as far as I can tell is the same as ordinary running."

Sack race
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Basket race
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Permission Granted by Copyright Owner for Use on Book Drum"Foot running" - Credit: Derek Tait
Wheelbarrow race
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Unlike the traditional school sports days, the Children's Gala days offered sports events that were a bit less serious. The children had fun, but were still desperate to win.