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24 Things British People Did At School That Would Be Weird Now

You just lost The Game.

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1. Played a game that you lost every time you remembered you were playing the game.

Ha ha, you all just lost the game.
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Ha ha, you all just lost the game.

2. Put our hands up to ask to go to the toilet.

"Excuse me, Mary from accounts, I need a wee wee." – You, in your office.
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"Excuse me, Mary from accounts, I need a wee wee." – You, in your office.

3. Covered our hands with PVA glue, then peeled it off again.

4. Deliberately caused gas leaks.

5. Got forced to eat our sandwich crusts by an old woman we didn't really know.

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(But she never had to force you to eat these)

6. Held flowers up to our chins to see if we liked butter.

Even though we already knew whether we liked butter.
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Even though we already knew whether we liked butter.

7. Ran down a track with one of our legs tied to some other kid's leg.

One of you was always much faster than the other, which made things even more difficult.
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One of you was always much faster than the other, which made things even more difficult.

8. Ran down a track with small bean bags on our heads.

The winner was basically the person who cheated best.
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The winner was basically the person who cheated best.

9. Ran down a track carrying breakfast food on a teaspoon.

The winner was always the person who cheated best.
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The winner was always the person who cheated best.

10. Found out how many boyfriends or girlfriends someone had by holding a hand over their head and counting.

"Hahahaha, you have 476 girlfriends. Hahahahahaha."
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"Hahahaha, you have 476 girlfriends. Hahahahahaha."

11. Ate loads of cereal so the school could afford books.

12. Determined our entire futures with a piece of A4 paper and a felt-tip.

13. If it hadn't already been determined by a different piece of A4 paper and a felt-tip.

14. Made all of our important work look like this.

Pro tip: This doesn't go down especially well in the workplace.
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Pro tip: This doesn't go down especially well in the workplace.

15. Got a boyfriend or girlfriend by asking someone out once in the playground.

If only it was still that easy.
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If only it was still that easy.

16. Determined how cool people were by how they wore their rucksacks.

Wearing it on your bum was pretty badass, but nothing beat throwing it over one shoulder like a total boss.
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Wearing it on your bum was pretty badass, but nothing beat throwing it over one shoulder like a total boss.

17. Determined how cool people were by where they sat on the bus.

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Everyone wanted to be the legends at the back.

18. Put our chairs up on the desks at the end of a day's work.

@MrsMartinMaths put your quotes on the back of my chairs - they got battered on my desks :-)

19. Used these as currency.

20. Swapped small pieces of card for slightly different small pieces of card.

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Unless you count business cards, which are way less fun.

21. Wrote all over each other's shirts on our last day.

If you did this on someone's last day at work: "What the fuck are you doing, Tony, this is fucking Ralph Lauren."
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If you did this on someone's last day at work: "What the fuck are you doing, Tony, this is fucking Ralph Lauren."

22. Got extremely excited by a massive piece of cloth.

23. Got forced to run back and forth across the width of a sports hall until we thought we were going to throw up.

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Fuck you, bleep test. Fuck you.

24. Went totally mad when we saw a dog outside.

DOG IN THE PLAYGROUND! DOG IN THE PLAYGROUND!
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DOG IN THE PLAYGROUND! DOG IN THE PLAYGROUND!