School stories

Some Science Teachers Just Want to Watch the World Burn.

If there’s one thing I enjoy it’s a flagrant disregard of safety by an authority figure. Nothing made me grin more as a child than seeing my father march down to the incinerator with a load of potentially flammable material and 4 litres of petrol on a Saturday afternoon.

Andy Thompson


Puberty Bloobs

Puberty was quite hard for me, I was literally flatter than a pancake for what seemed like an eternity... I was just like two drops of maple syrup on a plate. By the end of primary school it started to look like I’d glued two Strawberries & Creams to myself.

Jennifer Burke


The School Run

At last all the kids in the car, school clothes found, yesterdays homework done, breakfast eaten and the usual last minutes have "to do" gone, now ready to go just about in time I hope. All's well until the car decides to stall on the brow of a hill by the Stop street.

Mary Webb


Stomach Problems and Psychological Damage

Has anyone ever seen that movie Carrie? Well, I can somewhat relate to her and can't blame her for going psycho....

While I was in middle school, I recall a time being in the bathroom thinking to myself, "Wow, the previous person must have some stomach problems because this place really STINKS".

Maria Santos



In the 50's school days were pretty hard. We were not asked to do something, we were told to do it or suffer the outcome of our disobedience. It was early May and very cold, but the open air (unheated then) swimming pool was open for the summer. PT & swimming was obligatory at school and we were marched up to the pool for the lesson.

Alec Webb


Fully Automatic?

I went to pick up a lady for her first driving lesson in an automatic. I knocked on the door and introduced myself.

Upon driving to a quiet side road we started chatting about the driving experience she has had before, she was looking more and more worried as we arrived at the quiet road to begin her first lesson.

Tony Mihill