When it comes to taking a trip down memory lane, it seems school trip disasters are the richest of seams for hilarious anecdotes, as one writer recently found out.
Faced with the prospect of a quiet night in on Friday, columnist Rhodri Marsden took to Twitter asking friends and followers to share stories of their worst school trip memories.
Cue a weekend full of brilliant retellings flooding Twitter. School coach sickness, missing students, teacher mishaps and more all came out in the social media flurry.
Ready for a giggle? We’ve rounded up a few of the funniest, most awkward and downright unbelievable school trip stories below.
You’ll struggle not to laugh out loud.
Naturally, there were a fair few vomit stories being shared. Kids, packed lunches and coach trips - how could there not be?
@rhodri I was sick nine times on a coach on the way to Bird World— Ana McLaughlin (@AnaBooks) August 26, 2016
@rhodri Year 7 day trip to Le Touquet. Boy gets lost. Found an hour later on market stall selling beanbag china clowns and eating croissants— Lauren O (@chelseagirl2) August 26, 2016
@rhodri school trip to France aged 11, teachers allowed me to buy 2 KILOS of cherries - ate in one sitting, threw them all up on the coach— sarah mia (@miametro) August 26, 2016
@rhodri i went on a sea fishing trip and only discovered I was sea sick on stationary boats once the boat put down anchor out at sea— Jon Stone (@joncstone) August 26, 2016
Lots of people remembered that one student (or minder) who ended up missing...
@rhodri a boy ran away and we all had to go on a man hunt to find him and then huddle in tents while the infra red helicopter flew over— Sarah Warman (@sarahfwarman) August 26, 2016
@rhodri School trip to Stratford upon Avon & we managed to lose the nun that was looking after us, a grp of 20 13 yr old girls. Top work ��— Nicola (@_the_lbb) August 26, 2016
@rhodri convinced teacher to turn coach around as we'd left Dave at Chessington World of Adventures. There was no Dave in our year.— Danny Jeremiah (@DannyJeremiah) August 26, 2016
@rhodri getting left behind in Yorkminster. My TWIN SISTER hadn't noticed I wasn't sat next to her on the coach.— Emily Speed (@speedina) August 26, 2016
But the funniest tales of all, were full of pure randomness...
@rhodri 1986, Yorkshire. Sharon Kent got chased all over a Wetlands Centre by a goose for 10 minutes before teachers intervened. Still funny— Lindsey Kelk (@LindseyKelk) August 27, 2016
@rhodri Arthog, Wales. Went to look at castle ruins. Started trek to meet coach. 2.5hrs later teacher realises we climbed the wrong mountain— You Know Who (@mental_nigella_) August 27, 2016
@rhodri 1970s, coast of Scotland, boat captain recommended not going to sea, teacher insisted. Trip out choppy. Return near lethal.— Jared Earle (@jearle) August 27, 2016
@rhodri Adventure holiday. Girl panicked on 5mph quad bike, instructor told her to brake - she accelerated, ran him over. Broke his leg.— Stace (@stackee) August 26, 2016
@rhodri I got trenchfoot on a maths retreat to Anglesey.— Jim Hickson (@JimHxn) August 26, 2016
@rhodri caught out by Gower coast tide, group forced to walk to Worm's Head and back with wellies full of sea water. Epic blisters all round— Melinda Haunton (@melindahaunton) August 26, 2016
@rhodri does having to wade waist-deep into the River Brent for GCSE Geography & being hosed down like radiation victims afterwards count?— Kat (@katstevens) August 26, 2016
@rhodri kid who collected milk bottles (yep) found one on way home from our trip. Put it in his pocket. Fell over. Hospital detour for all.— Laura Maley (@elle_c_emm) August 26, 2016
@rhodri bus broke down on the way to London and we had to walk the rest of the way to Mamma Mia. Missed all but 3/4 of the second half— Sarah Warman (@sarahfwarman) August 26, 2016
@rhodri the teachers forgot to book the train between Stoke and York, so 30 excitable 12yos had to stand all the way in the mail car.— Cromerty York (@Cromerty) August 26, 2016
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