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

So many lunchtime seagulls.

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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.

Except with way more stains and trodden in gum.
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Except with way more stains and trodden in gum.

4. All of the corridors were completely soulless.

Some didn't even have windows.
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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.

"Turn to page 60" "Your mum" Nice.
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"Turn to page 60"

"Your mum"

Nice.

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

Which was completely battered.
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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.

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

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

Candy necklaces, Toxic Waste candy, compasses etc.
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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.

"And that's why charity wristbands are banned from now on."
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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

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:

VOM.

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.

Really fucking scared of seagulls, to be honest.
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Really fucking scared of seagulls, to be honest.