24 Things All Adults Who Went To Primary School In Sydney Will Remember
Old Sydney Town vibes.
You remember back in the day when Darling Harbour had Sega World...
You went on a school trip to Canberra in Year 6 to learn all about the government.
Though all you wanted was to go to Questacon.
And this slide was the scariest but most fun thing in the whole place.
Or maybe you went to rural NSW to learn about the Gold Rush and pan for flecks of gold.
And if you were really lucky, you got to go to Wonderland to learn about ~science~.
While on school holidays, you'd beg your mum to take you to Jamberoo.
Where you control the action.
You remember when Fox Studios was really cool.
When it got to April, you'd take the Easter Show showbag guide into school to compare which bags your mum would get you.
I was all about the inflatable furniture bag. And the Wonka one, of course.
You felt really grown up when you got your first bus pass.
The Sydney Olympics were the most exciting thing to ever happen.
Especially because we got special school holidays.
Plus, we got a brand new pool with an awesome slide and rapids section.
You tried to read every Aussie Bites book in the school library.
That is, if you weren't devouring the Just series.
And you probably had to also read Playing Beatie Bow for class.
Complete with an excursion to The Rocks to learn about colonial Sydney.
Though you knew Old Sydney Town was the only place you wanted to go to learn.
You'd have to do cross country in places like Centennial Park, and it was the worst.
You hated the Basic Skills Test with a burning passion.
If you weren't chosen for Gifted and Talented you were always slightly annoyed.
Oh, and you definitely went to Taronga Zoo with school at least once.
The coolest birthday parties involved a movie at Greater Union George Street followed by lunch at Planet Hollywood.
And even if you didn't visit the magical-smelling Tiny Teddy factory, you've sure heard a story or two about it.
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