15 things that happened in the last week of term in the 90s
Pop on Jurassic Park please

End of term in the 90s was a bit like a full moon; everyone and everything just got a little weird.

Rules were non-existent and teachers officially stopped caring.

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Lessons were all replaced by films that had questionable links to your subject, such as Jurassic Park.

And, all of sudden, it was acceptable to bring in your favourite toys, games, bikes and scooters.

All regulations on uniform went down the drain because you were able to wear whatever you wanted, even your sassy Mr Blobby T-shirt.

1. Toy day

Aside from the Christmas party this was a highlight of the year.

Your mum never let you take in your favourite toy, in case you would lose it, so you were forced to settle for a second option.

Most likely something Lego related, which of course would get lost.

2. So many movies

Teachers decided to take a backseat during the week and rely on the art form of the VHS to keep the classroom engaged.

This resulted in classics such as Jurassic Park, The Lion King and Flubber being shown. These lessons were always the best ones.

3. Painting

The non-caring trend carried on, as teachers would allow the classroom to run riot with painting supplies.

There wouldn’t be a single surface by the end of the day that didn’t have some form of paint on it.

15 things that happened in the last week of term in the 90s

4. A fight

Tensions that had been building up all term would now be released and someone would find themselves in a headlock because they had said ‘your mum’ to someone else a few weeks ago.

A suspension by those fighting was always secretly welcomed, because it meant bagging a few extra days off. Result.

5. A dance performance

Some flustered teacher would be given the thankless task of heading up the end-of-term performance and there was always some form of dance performance.

If you took part in this you realise now that you never looked as cool as thought, the Spice Girls or All Saints song choice was all wrong, and you pray all VHS evidence has been destroyed.

15 things that happened in the last week of term in the 90s

6. A broken arm

The end-of-term British Bulldog playground extravaganza always ended in tears for some poor silly sausage who broke their arm during a tumble.

7. Netball final

Full of tensions, grunts, tears and sweaty vests.

8. Disco time

There was none of this customised Snapchat filter nonsense at 90s end-of-term discos.

Instead it was all about getting off your face on pick’n’mix, dancing to Mambo No.5 and chugging back the Panda Pops in the comfort of the sweaty assembly hall.

9. Non-uniform day

You carefully picked out your favourite outfit, complete with a mini backpack or an Adidas sweatband.

15 things that happened in the last week of term in the 90s

10. Egg and flour

Instead of trolling online, 90s kids just did a good old-fashioned egg-and-flour attack. Ah, simpler times.

11. Water bombs

Most likely to be started by the naughty kid in class; you know the one, right?

The little terror that even the teachers were afraid of.

By lunchtime all social hierarchies had been blurred, and even the class geek was setting up water bomb related booby traps.

12. Half day

This signalled a trip to Maccies, or rumours of a Hunger Games style fight with a rival school in the area.

15 things that happened in the last week of term in the 90s

13. Graffiti clothes

Your mum went in a mood because she wanted to recycle your school shirt for next year.

She couldn’t now after someone had scribbled on the back in permanent marker ‘Gaz is a legend’.

14. A trip

Other schools went to theme parks and other fun places.

Your school took you to a nature reserve, which was further ruined by someone throwing up everywhere in the coach on the way there.

15. Collecting your projects

You could collect your paper mache achievements of that term to your exasperated parents who were running out of space to store them.

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