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22 Pictures That Will Make You Miss Primary School

There was no pain quite like sitting on the bobbly bits of the benches.

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1. Your school building was either a falling-down Victorian building, or a horrible 1960s new build.

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Both types of building were freezing in winter and boiling in summer.

2. You spent all your school assemblies staring at this particular floor pattern.

All of these rooms smell the same.
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All of these rooms smell the same.

3. And waiting to sing hymns from one of these.

"Sing hosannah, sing hosannah"*scream so loud you lose your voice* "SING HOSANNAH TO THE KING"
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"Sing hosannah, sing hosannah"

*scream so loud you lose your voice* "SING HOSANNAH TO THE KING"

4. Sitting on the bobbles of these benches during singing practice was the most uncomfortable thing in the world.

But at least you got to lord it over the year 5s.
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But at least you got to lord it over the year 5s.

5. But there was nothing more badass that sitting on one of these when you weren't in PE.

Definitely guaranteeing a telling-off from a dinner lady.
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Definitely guaranteeing a telling-off from a dinner lady.

6. Your school hall had these exact blinds, but usually most of them were broken.

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7. Your school uniform made you look like a mini businessperson.

British schools insist all kids dress like bankers from the age of 4.
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British schools insist all kids dress like bankers from the age of 4.

8. Even if your school was quite modern, all your PE equipment looked like it was made in the 1940s.

Because it probably was.
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Because it probably was.

9. Most of your work involved making high-quality posters.

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10. And when you weren't doing that, you were making really shit art.

That your parents proudly put up on the fridge.
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That your parents proudly put up on the fridge.

11. The highlight of your day was going to the "computer room" to mess around with Paint.

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Obviously you had to share computers.

12. Your first lesson in not telling the truth came in the form of lying in your weekly reading diary.

I've never even read Anne Frank's diary.
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I've never even read Anne Frank's diary.

13. Being made to climb up the ropes was the scariest part of PE lessons.

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14. And there was always some badass who got shouted at by your teacher for breaking this rule.

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15. There was no pain greater than trying to vault over one of these and smashing your knees into it.

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16. Obviously apart from the pain of landing on a pile of these.

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17. But if you hurt yourself, a wet paper towel and a rubber glove filled with ice cubes could cure all of your medical problems.

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18. You never really knew what skill these things were trying to teach you.

It's very rare to have to jump off a medium-sized hexagon on command as an adult.
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It's very rare to have to jump off a medium-sized hexagon on command as an adult.

19. And these were in your school hall but literally nobody ever used them.

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20. There was always a cheeky beanbag stuck in the school hall rafters after someone chucked it about with too much enthusiasm.

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21. All your school dinners were genuinely horrific.

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22. Apart from the amazing day when you got caramel tart for pudding.

Praise be.
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Praise be.