16 School Quirks That Scottish People Think Are Normal, But They're Not
We'll give you our play piece if you let us copy from your jotter.
Saying "S1" or "S6" baffles people outside of Scotland.
And we don't really have sixth form, either.
We're served up dry haggis for canteen lunch on Burns Day (whether we like it or not).
But we’d eat anything for school lunch if it meant there was a caramel tart for pudding.
While we’re on the subject of food, no one else calls their break time snack a “play piece.”
To most other kids, these are exercise books. But to us, they're “jotters.”
And the pressure to have the best-looking jotter is fierce.
Looking for the caretaker? You better ask for the "janny".
Our qualifications are so uniquely Scottish that they practically need translation.
And forget politics classes; we’ve got modern studies.
We're the only kids who have to ceilidh dance in P.E. classes.
…then we're forced to put our moves into practice at the Christmas party.
Other kids say form tutor; we say guidance teacher.
When we go back to school at the beginning of August, the rest of the world is enjoying the height of summer.
And Gaelic isn't something English kids have to struggle with.
But for all the quirks, we wouldn’t want to go to school anywhere else.
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