Did you play tricks on your teachers that you would/ wouldn't admit to your DCs?

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Not AIBU but I'm bored! When we were in school we used to play all sorts of pranks. I remember using diversion signs to send all the traffic from the main road through the school gates and out the other side. What did you do? And would you be mad if your DCs did the same thing now?

dementedmumof6 Thu 22-Aug-13 19:14:47

When I was at school the entire registration class locked the teacher out and put a chair under the handle after she went to do a message forgetting to take her keys, the door was only opened after the head teacher arrived and threatened everyone with suspension.

We locked the maths teacher in the store cupboard for the entire lesson.

TurnOffTheTv Thu 22-Aug-13 19:19:36

The whole class hid in the history room sliding cupboards ( they were huge floor to ceiling full length of the room) we heard him come in. Go out. Come back in again muttering. When he left again we all piled out and sat in out desks to wait for him. Fucking classic grin

TurnOffTheTv Thu 22-Aug-13 19:19:36

The whole class hid in the history room sliding cupboards ( they were huge floor to ceiling full length of the room) we heard him come in. Go out. Come back in again muttering. When he left again we all piled out and sat in out desks to wait for him. Fucking classic grin

Lj8893 Thu 22-Aug-13 19:24:14

Justforlaughs.....

We did exactly the same to our maths teacher. She cried. But she was always crying anyway.

Did we go to the same school?!

TurnOffTheTv Thu 22-Aug-13 19:24:36

The whole class hid in the history room sliding cupboards ( they were huge floor to ceiling full length of the room) we heard him come in. Go out. Come back in again muttering. When he left again we all piled out and sat in out desks to wait for him. Fucking classic grin

Jovellanos Thu 22-Aug-13 19:24:53

Haha, bloody teachers eh? Always crying.

biscuit

TurnOffTheTv Thu 22-Aug-13 19:25:10

Jesus wept. iPhone fail!

karatekimmi Thu 22-Aug-13 19:25:30

Quite nasty when I think about it, but we used to dunk items from the bin (apple cores pencil sharpening ) in unattended coffee!! As a teacher I only ever drank hot water in my class as a result!!

Lj8893 Thu 22-Aug-13 19:28:03

Jovellanus,

I didn't mean it to come across the way it did.
I was very fond of the majority of my teachers at school and have the greatest respect for teachers, its not a job I could do far too impatient with kids

But it was very difficult to have respect for a teacher who broke down in tears everytime someone talked in class.

Our Physics student would spend his lunch hour setting up experiments for us to do. We would walk in a turn off the power switch on the plug! EVERY lesson! He never learned! Bless him! He'd spend the next 1/2 hour trying to work out why it wouldn't work now grin
Glad is wasn't just us!

Lj8893 Thu 22-Aug-13 19:30:03

*jovellanos not anus. Oops!

Lj we had one of those as well.
When I did my teaching practice I remember thinking that I would deserve anything that the kids threw at me, but they were all really well behaved confused

Everyone in our class mouthed. We were on a class trip, a hiking thing, so just us and her, and we all mouthed and looked confused when she couldn't seem to hear.

We hid a Bunsen burner in the teachers bag, cue lots of frothing about us stealing it and the punishment we would get when he found out who took it... when he finally opened his bag and revealed the Bunsen burner there was a great cry of disapproving 'ohhh sir, you're naughty'

MrsCampbellBlack Thu 22-Aug-13 19:35:17

We sent a young French conversation teacher to Coventry, nobody spoke for the entire lesson. I still feel ashamed of that now.

FayTality Thu 22-Aug-13 19:37:35

My favourite one was one of my brother's, who replaced the powdered milk in the staffroom with Smash potato mix. I think that was quite inspired!

Lj8893 Thu 22-Aug-13 19:39:12

Mrscampbell

My class tried doing that all the time but I always ruined it, there was never a chance of me being quiet for an entire lesson!

Ooohh Fay I might have to try one that one myself in the staff canteen on April 1st! (I don't drink tea/ coffee! wink)

magimedi Thu 22-Aug-13 19:45:03

We had a dire RE teacher, who used to turn up in a different national costume every week - we used to all sit there with hands clasped in an attitude of prayer before she came in & refuse to participate in the lesson 'because we were praying'.

We were pretty headstrong & vile (late 1960's!)

JamieandtheMagicTorch Thu 22-Aug-13 19:46:10

When I was in Secondary we had this utterly useless Chemistry teacher. One day the whole my 6th form class just didn't turn up, and when she came to look for us in the 6th Form block we all hid in the toilets. It was the naughtiest thing I ever did and I remember the thrill of it.

However, we were all such good girls we felt ashamed and went and apologised to her that afternoon.

She was useless though

Inclusionist Thu 22-Aug-13 19:47:03

We used to have coughing fits in order around the room and take our jumpers off in order. Pretty lame, but none the less it flustered our elderly RS teacher.

In the first school my DH worked at there was a very inert Geography teacher who had a bookcase on each side of his room. There was a school competition to see how many books could be swapped over during the course of a lesson, the record being the entire bookcase there and back allegedly .

I think it's good if classes have enough cohesion and thinking skills to organise this stuff, a dying art methinks.

thekingfisher Thu 22-Aug-13 19:48:32

we stuck sanitary towels to the rather butch looking PE teacher's car....blush

CrazyHamsterdisguisedasatree Thu 22-Aug-13 19:49:17

My whole class hid in the woods once on the way to PE .
Our school field was at the other side of the woods & their was this huge Den like thing the Teachers didn't know about as it was very well hidden they weren't half confused & spent over half n hour looking for us

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