This item is not in the library — it is a part of: C. Cardew (ed.), Nature Study Notes (full, 1969).

[needed: 2 eggs and 1 whistle] Choose a referee. The rest of the players divide into two teams. One person in each team is elected to push an egg, with his nose, from one end of the performing space to the other. The nose of the player who is pushing the egg must not lose contact with the egg. If the referee sees that either of the eggs is not in contact with the player's nose, he blows his whistle. The penalty for this is that the egg is moved back half the distance so far travelled by that team. The two teams begin at opposite ends. The referee blows his whistle to start. The teams advance towards each other — the object is to reach the other end first (without breaking the egg). Players advance in a group or line, always keeping behind the egg. If anyone gets in front of his team;s egg he is OFFSIDE. If the referee sees a player offside he blows his whistle and a FREE KICK is awarded to the other TEAM. After the game the two teams sing SONGS together.


Michael Parsons. Egg-pushing Rite.

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