servodude wrote:PE teachers were a funny breed; creepy and intimidating in a way that even the priests couldn't muster.
And bitter, really bitter that they weren't still doing whatever their excuse for not getting a real job was.
Most PE teachers in the 1950s and 1960s were ex-army instructor types who'd been demobbed and then set loose on school classes without so much as a week's training. Sensitivity wasn't exactly their strongest quality.
Just for the memory. Brian Glover on excellent form as the games master in Kes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9nDHupVqVw . I used to know Ken Loach (director) a little bit, and he used to agree that this sequence still brought back more school memories than he cared to admit.