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Comments: School's sport 'spoiled' by parents

A school sports day

Overexcited parents are putting too much pressure on children at school sports events, one head teacher has warned.

Leonard Blom, who's in charge of St Aubyn's preparatory school in north London, says parents who come to watch their children need to "stop yelling" and "control their emotions".

He's written a guide for parents on how to encourage their children appropriately and claims parents are forgetting kids play sport for their own enjoyment, not their parents.

He said one dad got so involved in a rugby match that he took a line-out when the ball went out of play!

How do your parents behave at school sports events?

  • Do they shout from the sidelines?
  • Have they ever embarrassed you?
  • Or do they sit quietly, encourage you and enjoy the game?

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My parents always cheer me on, it really encourages me and I think that it encourages others if their family is cheering them on.

Hannah, England

My parents encourage me and make me feel excited about the competition.

Aiden, Preston, England

My Mum is really embarrassing, because if I win something my mum runs on to the track and picks me up!

Leona, Whitburn, Scotland

I think that parents are just trying to make sure that their kids know that they are watching them and are proud.

Robert, Aberystwyth, Wales

My parent some times just sit down and watch but most of the time, they just embarrass me.

Yathushan, Stanmore, England

At sports day my mum and dad always just encourage me.

Jessica, London, England

My parents really embarrass me and it is a pain in the bum!

Olly, Maidstone, England

I think that parents are just trying to make sure that their kids know that they are watching them and are proud.

Robert, Aberystwyth, Wales

My parents tend to shout a lot.

Kiwi, Leeds, England

My parents are calm and accept it if I don't win the race.

Jack, Maidstone, England

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