Excuse me but this is a bit of a whinge….I just have to get it off my chest!
I am fed up with the same kids at school always getting the captains for all the sports and winning all the prizes at the end of the year. For 6 years running the same 2 boys have been captains for summer and winter sports and it is just not fair. They should be giving other kids a go. Everyone rolls their eyes when they are picked as captains again but no one says anything. (me included) is it now time to stand up but then I feel whats the point they are not going to revoke it. So frustrating for the other kids too. Do other people’s school do the same thing?

Posted anonymously, 27th October 2015

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  • i think that i understand. the same top achievers that do well at everything and always get picked. things should be a little more fair and give more kids “roles” or turns.


  • Only thing I can suggest is to have a voting system in place. Get a few kids to put themselves forward for the position, ones that want to do it, and get the rest of the class to vote. It really is hard to see and I understand your frustration. We need to encourage all kids all the time


  • That sounds so unfair. I would be speaking up


  • I haven’t experienced this, but I was told of a story recently relating to team selection in a sporting event, and it did seem to me that the children being selected had parents that were part of a clique etc, but again the same situation nobody says anything about it, and the poor boy who had the ability missed out. It’s okay to vent, we all get frustrated about unfair situations.


  • Maybe you should ask the school why other kids aren’t getting a chance for that experience. They may not have noticed.

    • I agree – raise it with the school. It is the only way to get answers.


  • Who chooses the captains? Is there a voting system in place?


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