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24 Pictures That'll Give You Mildly Traumatic School Flashbacks

"You'll grow into it" – your mum as she buys you a blazer three sizes too big.

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1. Getting peanutted so hard it was almost impossible to undo the knot again.

And then ~you~ got in trouble for how your tie looked – as if you did it to yourself.
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And then ~you~ got in trouble for how your tie looked – as if you did it to yourself.

2. When you had to sit on the part of the bench with the stupid bobbly bits on.

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3. Trying to do any work on one of these crap tiny desks.

4. When your mum made you wear these super unfashionable school shoes because they were "the only ones that would last".

5. And also when she bought you a blazer three sizes too big so you could "grow into it".

Except that by the time it actually fit you it'd be totally ruined.
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Except that by the time it actually fit you it'd be totally ruined.

6. These gym mats that offered absolutely no protection, so it was like doing a roly poly on the wooden floor.

7. Opening your bag at break time to find your banana looking like this.

8. The school making you wear these when you did swimming in PE.

Boys definitely drew the short straw.

9. This happening ~literally every single time~ you tried to sharpen a pencil.

It's a true art.
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It's a true art.

10. Always getting in trouble because your uniform was slightly scruffy.

The worst was getting in trouble for having your shirt untucked when you didn't even realise it.

11. When someone borrowed your felt tip and then gave it back like this.

12. Suffering the ultimate break time disappointment.

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13. Always having to wear these for PE for a reason you never really understood.

Especially bad if you ever had to kick a football.
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Especially bad if you ever had to kick a football.

14. The pure stress that was the Maths Challenge.

By the end you'd just give up and try to guess the pattern of the answers.
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By the end you'd just give up and try to guess the pattern of the answers.

15. When you got a brand new exercise book and then someone drew a penis on it.

16. Or opening up a page of your homework diary to find a dick someone had hidden there months before.

You always knew who it was.
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You always knew who it was.

17. These rubbers – the blue end was supposed to erase pen, but actually it just burnt a hole in your page.

18. When you spilt water on your crotch and everyone laughed at you for pissing yourself.

"IT'S NOT PISS IT'S WATER, HONEST!"
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"IT'S NOT PISS IT'S WATER, HONEST!"

19. Toilet roll dispensers which were impossible to get a decent amount of paper out of.

And also paper that was so thin it was pretty much see-through.
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And also paper that was so thin it was pretty much see-through.

20. And then hand towels which were in no way capable of drying anything.

21. When one of these smacked into your thigh on a really cold day.

22. School trip lunches, which always came in these bags and included horrible sandwiches and a bruised or powdery apple.

Everyone would trade their sandwiches on the bus.
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Everyone would trade their sandwiches on the bus.

23. When someone flicked ink on your shirt and you had to explain it to your parents when you got home.

"No mum, I obviously didn't flick this ink on my shirt myself."
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"No mum, I obviously didn't flick this ink on my shirt myself."

24. And the sheer awkwardness of being made to do this.

What a waste of good fruit.
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What a waste of good fruit.