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15 things that will give every 90s kid back to school nostalgia

Stationery was everything. Especially pens

By Amy Lewis, 17 August 2016
15 things that will give every 90s kid back to school nostalgia

With the kids heading back to school, we’re all feeling a sense of nostalgia creeping in.

If you went to school in the 90s, you’re sure to recall a few of these

Remember picking out a new pencil case for yourself? Strutting into primary school with your brand new lunch box? Making everyone jealous with a cool new smelly gel pen?

If you went to school in the 90s, you’re sure to recall a few of these back to school memories…

Your primary school ‘cool rating’ strongly depended on the lunch box you rocked. But those matching flasks, awesome as they were, always leaked on the first day…

Did you ever have new school shoes that didn’t rub your heels or leave your feet with blisters by the end of week one?

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Stationery was everything. Especially pens.

These were cool…

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But nothing compared to the wow factor of pulling a magical new gel pen from your pencil case!

Remember feeling like a boss when you went back to secondary school as one of the ‘big kids’?

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Though finding out which form class you were in for registration – and with who – was always nerve wracking…

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Remember ‘clocking’ Cat’s Cradle during the summer holidays, but forgetting how to do it once you hit the yard at play time?

Being asked to keep an eye on the ‘new kid’ – always a source of immense pride.

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Oh to be reunited with these wonderful tools!

The day you signed up for recorder lessons (and thought you were the bee’s knees after playing Hot Cross Buns a million times).

First day back homework involved a lot of cutting and sticking, but the teachers who allowed you to use posters instead of brown paper were the best!

Remember hoping that this was the year the school dinners improved?

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And feeling super wiped out when you finally got home!

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Which was a shame, because all you really wanted to do was watch this:

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