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GinN Report 16 Mar 2013 21:45

What is the naughtiest thing you ever did at school?


GinN Report 16 Mar 2013 21:47

I once (accidently on purpose) turned on the fire hose in the gym - flooded it, so no PE lessons that day!


RoseoftheShires Report 16 Mar 2013 21:49

I used to run the tuck shop!! I am saying no more! :-D


RoseoftheShires Report 16 Mar 2013 22:00

We were obviously the only ones that were naughty at school then lol :-0


GinN Report 16 Mar 2013 22:08

I don't believe it! Just that nobody wants to own up. I got away with my misdemeanor, by the way, cos I owned up to it and played the innocent!


StrayKitten Report 16 Mar 2013 22:12

i one stole a fountain pen n mam found it n made me take it back and confess all :-0

got caught smoking quiet a lot, never got caught nicking off, ;-)


eRRolSheep Report 16 Mar 2013 22:14

When I was at junior school the teacher set up a display based on coal mining. It would never happen these days but back then, part of the display was some explosive gunpowder. My friend and I decided it would be a wheeze if we took a little bit to try it out. I carefully put it in an old bandaid tin (remember those?) and we sneaked it up to the top garden at home, armed with a trusty box of matches.
I struck a match (well, about 20 really) and touched the powder.
Nothing happened.
What was amiss?
This cannot be!
So I leaned over to check it out...

... and woof

No not the dog, it suddenly ignited.

We retired to our respective homes feigning total innocence.

The give away was when my mother asked why my face was black

Carol 430181

Carol 430181 Report 16 Mar 2013 22:18

Went to a small school which was in a house with large garden and an orchard, used to jump out of window and hide, hated school..

Carol ;-)


LadyScozz Report 16 Mar 2013 22:21

I didn't.

Because I knew if my father found out I'd get hammered at home



JoyBoroAngel Report 16 Mar 2013 22:21

i was nicking off school and went in the pub with my mates
in walked the boys PE teacher
who said hi and sat with us
he said arnt you lot at my school
and we said no we left at easter
so he bought us a drink
the next morning walking down the corridor
he shouted us to go to his room
and we said well if you dont tell we wont sir
remember you did buy us that drink lol ;-) ;-)

naughty us ;-) ;-)


maggiewinchester Report 16 Mar 2013 22:35

I didn't need to do anything naughty :-D

I hated PE & Games, and all we were shown in RE were pictures of starving Biafrans. (must have been the cusp between teaching the bible & having to teach other religons, and the teacher had noooo idea)
I pointed out that, personally, I couldn't help the Biafrans, and didn't 'charity begin at home?' I wanted to volunteer at the local home for special needs children.
I was told to ask the head (known as 'The Pole' - he was over 6'6)

He was slightly gobsmacked - but allowed me.
So, I missed PE & RE one day and double games another :-D
Thoroughly enjoyed myself (in between the tears and frustration for the children) and carried on after I'd left school

AND I found the head of volunteer services had the same surname!
(only just over 400 of us had it in the country)
He was my grandad's (dad's stepdad's) nephew.
No need to misbehave at school - too busy!

So started school volunteering in Hampshire.

Found out in February, that, after I'd left,(moved to Shetland) one of my brothers regularly went up there!!


Jean Report 16 Mar 2013 23:52

locked a teacher in her storeroom :-(


Susan-nz Report 16 Mar 2013 23:59

In High School, I changed a mark on my report card from C- to C+...... :-D :-D.

Teacher shouldn't have left them on their desk ;-).


Wend Report 17 Mar 2013 00:06

For some reason I was always looked upon as one of the norty ones at school, but only by my school mates, luckily :-D


Dame*Shelly*("\(*o*)/") Report 17 Mar 2013 00:10

PE was the best lession ever

i love PE

3 of use once was smoking in the toilets and in came a teacher
and there was me standing there with 3 fags trying to explain that im the only one here and my mate was behind the toilet door
i was not botherd about getting told off by the teacher as my mum new i was smoking
but wish now she would of given me a slap up the choppers lol :-( :-(


Porkie_Pie Report 17 Mar 2013 00:40

I didn't need to do anything wrong/naughty at School, I had two older brothers, Both rogues so it didn't matter what ever happened i got the blame anyway, I got the stick most days although i do remember going a full 6 weeks without, Ooooops sorry just remembered that was the 6 weeks holiday,

The things i did do i never got caught like letting the head masters tyres down once a month or the times when i used to lock the classroom door from the inside then jump out the window run round the block and join the queue outside waiting for the teacher to figure out how come the door locked itself whilst waiting for the caretaker to turn up with a ladder and the time when i made some home made bangers hidden under the heads chair in assembly and set them off using wire wool and a battery connected to an old clock.


Edit, All of my antics was as far as i'm concerned pay back for getting the blame for things i never did and the ones Ive listed is just a sample


Paula+ Report 17 Mar 2013 08:54

Not actually in school but on my way with my friend we both stole an apple. I spent the morning opening my desk and looking at it. At lunch time I went back to the shop and put it back. Years later my Aunt told me the shop told her they saw me take it...... and put it back. My friend ate hers!



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 17 Mar 2013 10:12

We used to eat school dinner at tables of eight with the person at the head dishing out the dessert.
One pudding was a sponge with a sprinkling of caster sugar on top. Before taking the unused portions back, I shook the salt over it.

:-0 :-D


Mauatthecoast Report 17 Mar 2013 10:38

Using form teacher's cut glass rose bowl to give newt a home.......after I had broken it's glass tank :-(....

Mau xx


Paula+ Report 17 Mar 2013 12:13

@ DET Naughty naughty. :- D :-D