32 Reasons Primary School Was The Best Time Of Every Girl’s Life

Bring back shag bands.

1. Wearing stick-on earrings made you feel very grown up.

And if you wanted to look edgy, you stuck one on your nose.

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2. Especially if you showed them off by pinning your hair back with bobby pins.

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3. This was the best birthday present you could get.

Especially if you had an unusual name, because you never got named stuff otherwise.

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4. Except maybe a So…? gift set.

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5. And a candy bracelet was the best thing you could find in your party bag.

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6. A broken shag band was pretty scandalous.

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7. The most heated arguments you had with your friends were over who got to be Rachel in S Club.

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8. Who got to be Baby Spice in the Spice Girls.

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9. And who got to be Faye in Steps.

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10. And the biggest argument you had with your mum concerned “sensible” school shoes.


This was an argument that involved the entire staff body of Clarks.

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11. But even those fights had nothing on the time your mum ironed your Tammy tee the wrong way round and the text went all gooey.

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12. You crimped your hair before every school disco.

Using your trusty Babyliss crimpers.

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13. And covered the front bits in hair mascara.

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14. Of course, it was important that your whole body sparkled.

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15. And you pulled up your skirt up as high as you could because it was the ~done thing~.

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16. Claire’s magnetic earrings were almost as good as the real thing.

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17. There was no pain quite like getting your ankle hit by a skipping rope.

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18. Getting Haribo-engaged was a one-way ticket to being cool.

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19. You both feared and admired the first girl in your year to get a bra.

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20. You never quite got over not being cast as Mary in the nativity play.

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21. Coming back from your holidays with one of these made you feel very exotic.

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22. This was the coolest piece of stationary you could own.

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23. Except maybe these.

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24. And obviously these.

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25. You were always getting told off for highlighting your nails.

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26. Covering your head in butterfly hair-clips.

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27. Having your Baby-G go off in class.

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28. And not washing off your temporary tattoo before Monday.

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29. Getting your pretty summer dress from BHS was profoundly exciting.

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30. And wearing frilly socks was a novelty you never quite got over.

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31. Daisies told you who loved you and who loved you not.

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32. But most of all, you just longed to be as groovy as this chick.

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Tabatha Leggett is commissioning editor at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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