At the beginning of summer I started purchasing PE equipment for this next school year. One of the required pieces of equipment that I wanted needed was a whistle. I picked the ACME Thunderer Whistle all because it is the the shrillest, most popular whistle in the world.
I figured I would give it a test run during VBS. With up to 42 kids in my care, I was sure I’d need it.
I was very careful to blow on the whistle lightly, since we were inside a building. One day, the 30+ kids were not listening. I blew lightly two times. Still no attention was put on me. So…. I blew with all my might.
ALL eyes turned to me. You could hear a pin drop. It was a beautiful thing. This turned into a needed item, real quick. 🙂
After I gave instructions on what to do, the kids started saying, “My ears are ringing.” I didn’t have to use the whistle again. LOL
I learned two things:
1. Use the whistle outside.
2. Wear earplugs, if whistle is needed inside.
If you need to pick a good whistle you can find information here.