Boys at a boarding school like Peterhouse go to lessons and play team games; but they need, and usually want, to engage in other activities. These other activities – of their own choosing – may well prove to be an enrichment which will change their lives forever; or they may simply make school more bearable. For a few boys at Peterhouse, the compulsory appearances on the rugby or cricket field were almost unendurable, and they would have understood Hugh Massingberd’s feelings of humiliation and frustration. For some boys, games were tiresome interludes. But such boys – and many others who enjoyed their team sports – often found pleasure in the range of activities which was on offer.
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