I was remembering the other day what it was like on the last day of the summer term. The sixth formers who were leaving school certainly got up to some high jinks. I don't remember our year doing it so much, but when we were lower down the school we were awed by what those big boys (!) got up to.
There was a gasometer visible from the front of the school (and from most of the town!) . Someone had managed to climb up it and paint in huge white letters the words "Y phrunts". The misspelling was obviously deliberate. To this day, I can't imagine how they did it.
Another year, they hauled the music teacher's mini up on to the roof of the porch over the front entrance. I have no idea how they did that either, and am amazed that the roof didn't cave in from the weight.
One such morning we came in to the junior girls' loos to find they had taken all the doors off the hinges. I think this led to quite serious repercussions, after which such tricks were less extravagant.
Here in Germany it is also quite common and is often incorporated into the school day towards the end of term. Graffitiing the school walls is not unusual, flooding the school hall with foam, holding a spoof quiz with the teachers on the stage in the hall, that sort of thing.
Do you remember that sort of thing, does it still happen in the UK? Did it ever get out of hand?
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