Video of Saudi students chasing a chicken for PE class goes viral

A video of Saudi high school students chasing a chicken during a physical education class has been doing the rounds on social media.

No, we’re not joking.

The video shows the students running after the bird in the school playground.

It seems this school forewent all classic PE activities and turned straight to the abstract. No 12-minute runs, no football, no athletics. Just chasing after a chicken.

Some expressed outrage at the idea, with one user taking to Twitter to write, “There are so many other kinds of physical activities that can help develop these students’ skills, but chasing after a chicken? Where’s the recreation in that?”

However, others said that the whole ordeal looked like fun, and even defended the concept, saying, “I don’t know why people are making a big deal out of this, physical education doesn’t have to be strict.”