15 Apr '13

News Did you cheat at sport in school? | Open thread

Most children feel under pressure to cheat, a survey suggests – tell us if there was a competitive attitude to sports at your school

Two-thirds of children in the UK feel under pressure to cheat, according to a survey for the MCC and the Cricket Foundation charity. Most of the children questioned said they felt under pressure from their peers, while others cited influence from parents and teachers.

School sports have long been a source of anxiety for children. From being picked last for the football team to failing to help your side win a hockey match, school kids through the ages have felt under pressure not to let the side down. Did you ever cheat during a race? Have you ever committed a foul on the sports field and failed to admit to it? Is the competitive nature of school sport good for pupils, or does it encourage cheating?

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