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10 Things You'll Remember From Your Crumbling British School

Like the 'temporary' classrooms that were anything but.

11/05/2016 11:10 | Updated 11 May 2016

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

Richard Webb
Richard Webb at http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/670790

All those other "temporary" classrooms that were *at least* 20 years old

Basher Eyre
Basher Eyre at http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/610554

When bike sheds were replaced with transparent metal structures to scupper secret smokers

David Hatch
David Hatch at http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/19599

When first period was in a multi-storey block miles from your second period class

Blane Chalmers
Blane Chalmers at http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/350023

That posh 'Main Entrance' where staff parked their cars and the grass was perfect but you weren't allowed to spend break time

Peter Cox
Peter Cox at http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/388095

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

BBC

Just this: 

The wonky toilet seats

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https://twitter.com/ExpressandStar/status/722425234289213443

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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