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23 Things That Happened On Every PGL Trip

Fights about who you were sitting by on the coach, too much Haribo, and gross tents.

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1. You’d all bagsy who you were sitting next to on the coach months in advance.

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2. People would stay up all night participating in hilarious coach banter.

Like shouting "driver, give us a wave, driver driver give us a wave" for 12 hours, so you'd all be ridiculously exhausted when you all finally arrived.
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Like shouting "driver, give us a wave, driver driver give us a wave" for 12 hours, so you'd all be ridiculously exhausted when you all finally arrived.

3. And one of you would take a photograph of someone asleep on the coach, which would be absolutely hilarious.

If you were feeling really rebellious, you'd take a photo of one of your teachers asleep and everyone would lose their shit.
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If you were feeling really rebellious, you'd take a photo of one of your teachers asleep and everyone would lose their shit.

4. Someone would spend all their pocket money for the trip on Haribo and arcade games at the service station.

They'd then throw up in the coach loo. You'd then realise some kid had been left behind at the service station.
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They'd then throw up in the coach loo. You'd then realise some kid had been left behind at the service station.

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5. If you went abroad, someone would get seasick on the ferry over.

6. Your accommodation would consist of tents that definitely shouldn’t be suitable for humans.

Or some weird prison cell rooms.
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Or some weird prison cell rooms.

7. And there'd be drama about who your roommates were, especially if they were not your first choice roommates.

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8. Someone would get their period on the day you were meant to go canoeing, and everyone would gossip about it.

You had a choice of using a tampon for the first time, or sitting on the side and watching everyone else have fun.
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You had a choice of using a tampon for the first time, or sitting on the side and watching everyone else have fun.

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9. Everyone would develop an intense crush on one of the 18-year-old camp leaders.

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And there would be a rumour that the most popular girl in your year had kissed him.

10. You’d develop an extreme rivalry with another school at your camp for no particular reason.

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And then plan to sabotage them, which you never did.

11. Someone from your year would cry when they went abseiling.

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12. You'd spend every evening playing card games.

Because there was no phone signal anyway.
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Because there was no phone signal anyway.

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13. And then stay up late in your tents or dorms telling ghost stories and trying to creep each other out.

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14. There would be a weird fancy dress talent show and someone unexpected would be a secretly amazing singer.

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15. Every time you left your campsite in the morning, your camp leader would shout, “Oggy oggy oggy!”

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And you'd reply, "Oi, oi oi!"

16. Whenever you walked anywhere as a group, you'd sing a repeat-after-me song.

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Including one about a song about a man called Joe who worked in a button factory.

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17. Nobody would eat any vegetables the entire week.

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You'd eat Nutella and bread and nothing else.

18. If you went to a girls’ school, you’d spend the entire holiday trying to sneak off and talk to boys.

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19. There wouldn’t be enough waterproofs of the right size, so someone would have to wear a comically large one.

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And they'd all smell a bit weird.

20. You wouldn’t be allowed to go swimming unless you were wearing shorts, a t shirt, shoes, a buoyancy aid, and a crash helmet.

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Even though you could swim.

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21. You'd all find it hilarious to see your teachers in shorts.

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22. You’d have spare time to ~go to town~ and it'd make you feel immeasurably grown up.

In town, you'd all buy shit magnets for your parents, and shell friendship bracelets. And if you were feeling really exotic, you'd drink an Orangina.
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In town, you'd all buy shit magnets for your parents, and shell friendship bracelets. And if you were feeling really exotic, you'd drink an Orangina.

23. And when you got back to school you'd be really sad because it was one of the best weeks of your life.

Until the ski trip.
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Until the ski trip.