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22 Things You Will Understand If You Went To A Crap London School

"The destination of this bus has changed."

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1. If you wanted to be cool you had to have one of these.

2. Or a Kookai satchel.

3. And a pair of Kickers.

4. Your P.E. bag was a J.D. Sports plastic drawstring bag.

5. And you had to wear your tie like this.

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6. You took your Oyster 16+ card for granted.

What you would do for that sweet, sweet multi-beeping of free bus travel.
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What you would do for that sweet, sweet multi-beeping of free bus travel.

7. But before free bus travel, you remember when people would try and jump on at the back.

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Not quite as impressively as that though.

8. And then having to wait for ages because the bus driver would refuse to move until the people that jumped on got off.

#GrowingUpinlondon happened all the time

9. But the worst part was the phrase "the destination of this bus has changed".

10. Your school was probably pretty hideous and made in the '60s.

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11. Or you were in an equally shit but more modern building that was at least 30% plastic.

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12. That also had extra "temporary" classrooms that have actually been there for at least a decade.

It's actually remarkable that they even last that long, because they're so shoddily made, yet somehow they always do.
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It's actually remarkable that they even last that long, because they're so shoddily made, yet somehow they always do.

13. The playground was basically just an expanse of concrete.

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14. The walls of every classroom had these borders.

15. If you had a sixth form as part of your school then you were probably really excited to use the common room.

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But soon realised it was just a room with chairs and a microwave.

16. And it probably had these exact chairs.

17. You probably did actually have one posh-sounding teacher that you made fun of.

They had dreams of inspiring young minds but quit after three years and went into consulting instead.
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They had dreams of inspiring young minds but quit after three years and went into consulting instead.

18. There was a chicken shop nearby that everyone went to after school.

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19. And a corner shop that didn't let more than two school kids inside at once.

#GrowingUpInLondon When it's two kids at a time at the corner shop cos the shop keeper don't trust your school..

Because people kept nicking the chocolate bars.

20. There were probably one or two mildly successful people that went to your school that now have a shrine dedicated to them.

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21. There were never quite enough textbooks.

You'd have to share.
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You'd have to share.

22. But that was OK because you could point at the weird illustrations and say "that's you" to the person you're sharing with.

In my textbook for this class there's this chapter on stretching and the illustrations have me weak