Boarding School, Experiences, Girls, Soap Box, Memories, Fun

The food was questionable, but the company was first class.

When you think of a boarding school, I bet I sum up what first comes to your mind: a place where snobby parents ship their troubled children to receive a quality all-round education under the watchful eyes of staff. Am I right?

While I’d love to say you’re correct, unfortunately this scenario only applies to a very small percentage of us. To tell you the truth, we’re a mixed bunch from all walks of life. And we spent an unhealthy amount of time together getting up to memorable shenanigans that only those who boarded understand.

So, for those of you out there that missed out on the magical wonderland that is boarding school. here’s what it was really like…

1. The food we received was often questionable.

Boarding School, Experiences, Girls, Soap Box, Memories, Fun

2. But eating = life at boarding school, and was both respected religion and the closest most of us ever got to a meaningful relationship.

3. Having way too much time on our hands meant finding innane ways to entertain ourselves.

Boarding School, Experiences, Girls, Soap Box, Memories, Fun

4. Choreographing dance moves to a Top 40 song was a regular afternoon activity. 

Boarding School, Experiences, Girls, Soap Box, Memories, Fun

5. And getting our exit leave approved was the highlight of the week.

Boarding School, Experiences, Girls, Soap Box, Memories, Fun

6. Despite our parents and teachers begging for us to wear something respectable, nothing was cooler than a worn in-polo, pair of grey track pants and Ugg boots.  

Boarding School, Experiences, Girls, Soap Box, Memories, Fun

7. Apart from our dad or brother, talking to boys was the scariest thing in the world. Yet, as soon as you talked to a boy more than once, you instantly became Queen B. 

Boarding School, Experiences, Girls, Soap Box, Memories, Fun

8. Everyone who wasn’t a boarder thought you where lesbians. 

Boarding School, Experiences, Girls, Soap Box, Memories, Fun

9. Living in such close proximity meant you saw things you’ll never forget. Ever.

Boarding School, Experiences, Girls, Soap Box, Memories, Fun

10. Hiding booze, cigarettes, boyfriends or an any trace of an actual life outside of school was a highly covert operation.

Boarding School, Experiences, Girls, Soap Box, Memories, Fun

11. You lived in constant fear of running into your Headmistress

Boarding School, Experiences, Girls, Soap Box, Memories, Fun

 

Raise a hand if you can relate?

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