27 Things You’ll Understand If You Went To A Crap British School

So many lunchtime seagulls.

1. Your main building was probably built in the 1960s, and was a total shithole.

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Half the windows didn’t open.

2. And you definitely had a number of appalling “temporary” classrooms that should have been demolished years ago.

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They were always FREEZING in winter.

3. All of your classrooms had this exact carpet.

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Except with way more stains and trodden in gum.

4. All of the corridors were completely soulless.

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Some didn’t even have windows.

5. And the time between lessons always involved corridor bundles.

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Sometimes you would have to dive into another classroom to save yourself.

6. Your PE changing rooms were extremely grimy.

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They probably had weird showers that nobody used.

7. It wasn’t unheard of to share a textbook between three people.

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8. And all of your textbooks had years worth of graffiti in them.

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“Turn to page 60”
“Your mum”

9. Instead of buying multiple copies, your teacher would photocopy all your revision homework from the school’s single copy.

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Which was completely battered.

10. Your PE equipment looked like this.

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11. And your football goals definitely didn’t have any nets.

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That is, if your school field hadn’t been sold off to property developers.

12. All your school trips were probably really shit.

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Like a geography trip to the local high street to look at “urban planning”.

13. You had an intense rivalry with the nearest private school.

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And you probably weren’t allowed to play them in sports games because of ~violence~.

14. Some extremely specific things were banned because a weird playground black market had developed.

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Candy necklaces, Toxic Waste candy, compasses etc.

15. And you always had assemblies about the new menace that was taking the school by storm.

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“And that’s why charity wristbands are banned from now on.”

16. Your school lunches came in white paper bags and involved a load of these.

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17. At least one science class got banned from using bunsen burners because someone took it too far and set fire to a pen/their tie/a book.

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18. You never wore your uniform properly.

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19. And when you wore a tie, you were used to getting peanutted.

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And had methods to stop it.

20. All the radiators were always too hot or not on at all.

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21. There was at least one window that got smashed by a football.

22. There was definitely a tree on the field that people smoked behind.

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23. And you saw your fair share of bin fires.

lol someone set fire to the bin at school

— Scott (@scottwhite96)

24. All your classroom desks had years worth of gum stuck underneath them.

Well done to all those who contributed to PSC's under-the-desk chewing gum collection:

— Laura Saraby (@laura_saraby)


25. And your walls were always being graffitied.

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26. Seagulls came out every lunchtime to attack you

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Even though your school was nowhere near the sea.

27. But even though it was completely crap, it definitely made you who you are today.

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Really fucking scared of seagulls, to be honest.

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