British schools are falling apart and it's affecting pupils' performance, leading architects have said.
The Royal Institute of British Architects found only 5% of England's more than 60,000 school buildings were in "top condition" with almost a quarter rated "poor".
But for every young person who attended a crumbling British school - the findings are hardly surprising. That's because you'll remember such delights as...
When your playground was cut in half to house a "temporary" classroom
All those other "temporary" classrooms that were *at least* 20 years old
When bike sheds were replaced with transparent metal structures to scupper secret smokers
When first period was in a multi-storey block miles from your second period class
That posh 'Main Entrance' where staff parked their cars and the grass was perfect but you weren't allowed to spend break time
When the toilets didn't work - and you knew it was bad when the staff ones were out of order
The absolute state of the walls and windows, and the moss. Lots and lots of moss
The wonky toilet seats
And when someone smashed the paper-thin windows
Yet despite all of this - they were still the best years of your life.
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