They told us, repeatedly that they were the best days of our lives. It didn’t feel like it then, but in hindsight it wasn’t so bad.
What do you remember from your schools days?
3. Pencil Cases
The more compartments the better. And don’t get me started on that geometry set that was ALWAYS included and never used. Not once.
4. Watching a Video.
The best gift a teacher could give. Even sweeter if you had forgotten to do your homework for the next lesson so you could copy your BFF’s while pretending to watch the 20 year old documentary about elephants.
5. The OverHead Projector.
“Can’t see it Miss, it’s not in focus”
“Then move down the front” –
It always took 2 boys to carry it into the classroom and we’d all secretly hope they’d drop it. Y’know, for the laugh.
6. School Ties
The shorter your tie, the cooler you were. Fact.
7. Short Skirts
8. Tricolore French Books
Remember Vincent who lived in La Rochelle. Remember saying your dad was a doctor in your oral exam because you didn’t have to remember his real job, you just had to say ‘doctor’ in a French accent.
9. Passing Notes.
Or rather passing notes with very simple questions on them, you didn’t even have to reply, just tick the relevant box. And the shame when the teacher intercepted your note and read it out loud to the class!!!
10. The School Bell