Okay, so I'm going to confess it. I went to school in the eighties. Yes, that's right, I'm talking big hair, Duran Duran (team Simon of course!) and leg warmers. Thankfully, since digital cameras weren't invented back then I have managed to come through my high school years with absolutely no incriminating evidence of what I got up to. Which actually got my thinking about just how different high school is today.
Back when I was in high school there were no computers (okay there were about six in the entire school and I don't even think the teachers knew what we were meant to do with them). There were also no cell phones, no Facebook or Twitter, let alone iPods or CDs. In fact, I still remember taping songs straight off the radio onto a cassette tape (Friends of Mr. Cairo springs to mind for those who are interested).
Which, in turn got me to wondering if we didn't have all of that stuff, then what did we do with our time back then? Well, for a start there were lots of telephone calls. We also hung out in real life and went to loads of concerts and parties. I'm guessing we must've done some school work along the way since I somehow managed to get in University, but honestly I don't remember much about that. What I do remember is having lots of fun. I'm not saying that I want to give my computer back (or get the big hair again) but I loved my school days just the way they were.
So what about everyone else? Do you ever wonder what it would be like to go to school in a different era?