Silly things you did at school that could have killed you

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Silly things you did at school that could have killed you

Post by huntertitus » Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:30 pm

I used to spend hours drifting dreamily back and forth at the top of a tall pine tree outside the back of Barnes B. One day, to see what would happen, I decided to fling myself out from my perch.

I should have died, I suppose, but merely crashed down through all the branches until I reached the ground very bruised and cut up but still alive.

I don't think the idea of suicide or anything dramatic made me do it. I was a little boy who just wanted to try something out.

Later in life there were other interesting risks to take but those are not relevant here.

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Post by Richard Ruck » Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:35 am

Double periods with Louis Bardou - could have died of boredom......
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Post by Richard Ruck » Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:55 am

Oh, by the way Robin, do you remember this thread? :wink:

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Post by Great Plum » Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:13 am

A number of my fellow pupils scaled numerous buildings around the grounds...

But I can't think of anything I did that was particularly life threatening...
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Post by AKAP » Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:11 am

Great Plum wrote:A number of my fellow pupils scaled numerous buildings around the grounds...

But I can't think of anything I did that was particularly life threatening...
Good to hear that the old tradition of midnight climbing of big school/chapel etc continued over the years.

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Post by sejintenej » Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:10 pm

As part of the Civil Defence demonstration for the General's inspection we would lower a member of the platoon on a stretcher (with somebody strapped on to guide the stretcher) from the roof over Lamb A stairs down the outside to the ground. Never a buise etc.

OTOH, in the gym I was swinging on a horizontal bar (far higher than my head) when my hands slipped and I ended up flat on my back from 7 feet; ouch.

Anothert time, in winter, we used to slide on the ice from Col A hoping that the crash into Mid B would not be too hard. I fell on my back and it was excruciating to breathe for weeks after. Couldn't get permission to go to the sicker because there were no outwardly visible symptoms.

I still have great problems with my back (and sometimes breathing) but the NHS refuses to treat so called sports injuries.
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Post by huntertitus » Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:34 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:Oh, by the way Robin, do you remember this thread? :wink:

viewtopic.php?t=756
Very clever, Dick!

When you get to my age you'll start to repeat yourself too!

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Post by englishangel » Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:14 pm

all of 2 years.

I haven't started repeating myself yet.


I haven't started repeating myself yet.

Neither has DaveBTS.

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Post by J.R. » Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:20 am

huntertitus wrote:
Richard Ruck wrote:Oh, by the way Robin, do you remember this thread? :wink:

viewtopic.php?t=756
Very clever, Dick!

When you get to my age you'll start to repeat yourself too!
Pardon ?? I've got over 10 years on you !
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Post by sport! » Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:53 am

Not me, but a couple of friends used to climb out of the top dorm window onto the roof of the house stairwell........potentially a long drop down onto the asphalt.
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Post by Richard Ruck » Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:05 pm

We used to walk into Horsham via Tower Hill!!! :shock:

Foolhardy behaviour!
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Post by Great Plum » Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:16 pm

On my seniors, one of my friends (who will remain nameless - but he is now an officer in the Artillery) decided to go out on the quiet room roof of Maine A through the Lav End windows.

It had been snowing and he thought it would be a good idea to throw snowballs from up there...

He slipped and fell backwards through a sky light landing on a computer - amazingly he was relatively unhurt with just a few cuts...
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Post by jhopgood » Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:57 pm

With the old individual iron and wooden desks, it was possible to play trains.
This involved the person at the back moving into the aisle and shuffling up to the front whilst everyone else moved back. It was normally done when the teacher left the room but was attempted once with the teacher in situ.
During the winter we took flasks of coffee into classes, and one unfortunate dropped his flask spilling all the contents and the game.
There was also a nonentity league, which I could never understand since if you were in the league, you obviously weren't a nonentity.
Most of this took place in deps and first year grecians years, if memory serves me right.
Teachers involved were Biddick, Bibby and Tom Keely, when he fell asleep.

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Post by 99yorkpj » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:32 pm

Jokes! Some of those stories are pretty funny I have to say..! I can't think of any outstanding ones that have happened recently, but I did hear that last year someone climbed out of the window in Grecians' onto the roof for a sneaky browns. Ended up slipping, caught foot in the gutter, and fell head first. OUCH! And I also noticed a while ago that there was a karebina and sling hanging from Big School....hehe

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Post by marty » Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:28 pm

Once ate the Turkey A La King....damn near killed me!
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