A Bit of Perth

A little further on in my walk through Burswood Park I found three young children.


It took me a few more steps before I discovered just what it was all about.

I saw some squares on the ground and I recognised them from my youth.

It was then that I saw something which saddened me. The rules were NEVER written down. They just were!

Obviously they are no longer an automatic part of growing up. The school yard has lost touch with its roots.

Did you need these rules?

7 responses to “A Bit of Perth

  1. Wow these are wonderful!
    I love this game.
    Have a great day.


  2. Instructions for hopscotch…not surprising. People are not as smart as they used to be. Expect to be seeing instructions posted at drinking fountains and toilets in the not too distant future.


  3. I would need these rules if for some perverse reason I ever wanted to play hopscotch.
    Maybe it’s just a UK thing, but this was only ever played by girls at any school I went to, and then only by the very youngest.

    Not keen on these sculptures BTW, I think I would’ve left Burswood Park before I even encountered these.


  4. Aw, half the fun of hopscotch was drawing the boxes in chalk on the pavement – totally ruined by making it ‘official’ in stone.

    And that sculpture is creepy. 🙂


  5. Woo, I agree with you … I can’t think of anything sadder than having “Rules” to tell children how to play! Actually, one day you should try it on a beach … just make sure the sand is wet before you draw the boxes in the sand. I dare anyone to be able to do it … I never could and I was really good at “hoppy”! 🙂


  6. Oh, Gitwizard – you’re getting as curmudgeonly as Ærchie … they are delightful sculptures. Old-fashioned, yes but delightful for all that!


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