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How Stereotypically British Was Your School Experience?

For anyone who ever melted a pen in a bunsen burner.

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  1. Tick off everything that applies to you:

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    The front of your school looked like this.
    Via CC / geograph.org.uk
    The front of your school looked like this.
    Via CC / geograph.org.uk
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    And the back, like this.
    Via CC / geograph.org.uk
    And the back, like this.
    Via CC / geograph.org.uk
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    You did cross country on muddy paths.
    Via CC / geograph.org.uk
    You did cross country on muddy paths.
    Via CC / geograph.org.uk
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    These terrible carpets were everywhere.
    Via Titus Tscharntke / commons.wikimedia.org
    These terrible carpets were everywhere.
    Via Titus Tscharntke / commons.wikimedia.org
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    You had this French textbook.
    Via Amazon
    You had this French textbook.
    Via Amazon
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    These hymn books.
    Via Twitter: @Surprise_Photos
    These hymn books.
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    These terrible brown revision guides.
    Via eBay
    These terrible brown revision guides.
    Via eBay
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    And your English anthology. *shudders*
    Via Twitter: @SecondarySchooI
    And your English anthology. *shudders*
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    You did your cycling proficiency.
    Via Twitter: @CallowellSchool
    You did your cycling proficiency.
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    And even got the badge
    Via Twitter: @Ellen221
    And even got the badge
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    You learnt about Magic E.
    Via BBC
    You learnt about Magic E.
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    And had these shows lodged in your mind forever.
    And had these shows lodged in your mind forever.
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    You did "gymnastics" on this equipment.
    Via Twitter: @BFS_PE
    You did "gymnastics" on this equipment.
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    You disemboweled your Tip-Ex mouse.
    Via Twitter: @ayshaadil328
    You disemboweled your Tip-Ex mouse.
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    And drew pictures exclusively using the Claris Works spray can.
    Via zuneboards.com
    And drew pictures exclusively using the Claris Works spray can.
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    You visited Harold in the Life Bus.
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    You visited Harold in the Life Bus.
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    Exchanged Tazos that you found in Walkers crisps.
    Via Twitter: @TheSourceress
    Exchanged Tazos that you found in Walkers crisps.
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    And prided yourself on your ability to write with these.
    Via i.ebayimg.com
    And prided yourself on your ability to write with these.
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    You sat on these bumpy bits.
    Via Sophie Gadd / BuzzFeed
    You sat on these bumpy bits.
    Via Sophie Gadd / BuzzFeed
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    Chased the ball because there were no nets.
    Via geograph.org.uk
    Chased the ball because there were no nets.
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    (So you'd play in these instead.)
    Via Getty Images
    (So you'd play in these instead.)
    Via Getty Images
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    The smokers would sit by the long jump pit every day.
    Via longjumprunway.co.uk
    The smokers would sit by the long jump pit every day.
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    While you ate your very nutritious lunch.
    Via Flickr: zimpenfish
    While you ate your very nutritious lunch.
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    Which you topped up from the vending machine.
    Via Twitter: @AmandaFBelfast
    Which you topped up from the vending machine.
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    You took turns to be in charge of this.
    Via CC / en.wikipedia.org
    You took turns to be in charge of this.
    Via CC / en.wikipedia.org
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    And wasted time in the computer rooms on this.
    Via Twitter: @SecondarySchooI
    And wasted time in the computer rooms on this.
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    There was a room of really old computers no one used.
    Via Twitter: @AmandaFBelfast
    There was a room of really old computers no one used.
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    And loads of expensive keyboards even though NO ONE could play.
    Via go.redirectingat.com
    And loads of expensive keyboards even though NO ONE could play.
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    You definitely read one of these for GCSE.
    Via en.wikipedia.org
    You definitely read one of these for GCSE.
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    And owned some Kickers.
    Via Twitter: @SecondarySchooI
    And owned some Kickers.
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    The bleep test killed you.
    Via Twitter: @WardenParkPE
    The bleep test killed you.
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    As did being stung by a dimpled football on a cold, wet day.
    Via Mitre
    As did being stung by a dimpled football on a cold, wet day.
    Via Mitre
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    Not to mention astro burns.
    Via Twitter: @felloows
    Not to mention astro burns.
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    Of course you took your PE kit to school in a JD bag.
    Via Twitter: @GoBrumEnt
    Of course you took your PE kit to school in a JD bag.
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    You wrote on people's shirts on the last day.
    Via Flickr: thomasalexander
    You wrote on people's shirts on the last day.
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    And wore your tie as short as possible.
    Via BBC
    And wore your tie as short as possible.
    Via BBC
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    Being peanutted was always a danger.
    Via Twitter: @emilyharrison_
    Being peanutted was always a danger.
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    Everyone had this Umbro bag.
    Via Twitter: @PaulReady
    Everyone had this Umbro bag.
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    You fiddled with these in chemistry.
    Via Flickr: crazyrazzle
    You fiddled with these in chemistry.
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    When you weren't melting your biro.
    Via instructables.com
    When you weren't melting your biro.
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    You played this coin/football game.
    Via Robin Edds / BuzzFeed
    You played this coin/football game.
    Via Robin Edds / BuzzFeed
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    And your actual footballs had lost their leather years ago.
    Via Twitter: @Lostfootballs
    And your actual footballs had lost their leather years ago.
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    You backed your books.
    Via Twitter: @TeamTait
    You backed your books.
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    And were given hundreds of these by random aunts.
    Via retro-kit.co.uk
    And were given hundreds of these by random aunts.
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    You had no idea what all of these lines were for.
    Via langtry-langton.co.uk
    You had no idea what all of these lines were for.
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    And almost never got to climb on these.
    Via Sophie Gadd / BuzzFeed
    And almost never got to climb on these.
    Via Sophie Gadd / BuzzFeed
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    These were more painful than concrete.
    Via Sophie Gadd / BuzzFeed
    These were more painful than concrete.
    Via Sophie Gadd / BuzzFeed
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    But these blue paper towels fixed all injuries.
    Via Twitter: @IL0VEthe80s
    But these blue paper towels fixed all injuries.
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    Sports halls doubled as exam halls.
    Via geograph.org.uk
    Sports halls doubled as exam halls.
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    And even some buildings were temporary.
    Via geograph.org.uk
    And even some buildings were temporary.
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    This was your precursor to Wikipedia.
    Via Microsoft
    This was your precursor to Wikipedia.
    Via Microsoft
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    MASH was the only way to get through a boring lesson.
    Via ww1.bilinguish.com
    MASH was the only way to get through a boring lesson.
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    You'd play curby on the way home.
    Via 100sportschallenge.wordpress.com
    You'd play curby on the way home.
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    Your tennis courts looks exactly like this.
    Via CC / geograph.org.uk
    Your tennis courts looks exactly like this.
    Via CC / geograph.org.uk
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    The staff room had these chairs you see nowhere else.
    Via CC / commons.wikimedia.org
    The staff room had these chairs you see nowhere else.
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    And there was a 6th form centre that looked nothing like the rest of the school.
    Via snhs.im
    And there was a 6th form centre that looked nothing like the rest of the school.
    Via snhs.im
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