1. Playground Squabbles
Arguments between friends (and other students you sort of know), can be a regular occurrence in
If you’re not involved, it can be hilarious to watch as they bicker, make snide comments and try to be louder to prove they’re right. Of course, if you’re involved in the squabbling, your aim is to be louder and better with the comebacks, obviously.
If you ever watched any of the debates, you’ll know that’s pretty much all it was. Shouting over each other, saying “no, you’re wrong” and lots and lots of eye rolling. Someone should really call their parents.
2. The Substitute Teacher
Watching the candidates try to engage the crowds and get their messages across was a little like watching a substitute teacher controlling a class who had given them wrong names, swapped desks and were refusing to get off the tables.
They shouted the same point over and over, tried to bargain by offering things they might like, openly disagreed with anything they disagreed with and did generally whatever they could to get them on side.
3. You’re Always Told How Important It Is
Even though you might not even have plans to study in America, we’ve constantly been told how important these elections are and how it could change everything.
One of the first things you hear when you enter sixth form is how important that year is. How important
your A Levels are, how you should work during your free periods and how everything will be different now. Looks like your teachers are drawing inspiration from other sources…
In order to really understand a subject, it involves the dreaded H word…homework. You have to research, analyse and basically give up your fun free time so you can learn something you might need in the future but also might not. Eurgh.
And if anything needed constant research it was this election. From the views of the candidates and what they could and couldn’t deliver, to their private life that came under scrutiny, it’s been harder to keep up with this election than a double science class taught by Brian Cox.
5. Everyone Has to Get On
Now the results are in, the previously bickering parties have to be nice, respect each other, say nice things about the other and be humble about the whole experience.
It’s basically what happens when you’re sent to the head of the school for either arguing with another student or being rude to your teacher. You have to sit down, apologise for the bad things, and be nice, even if you don’t actually mean it.
6. Team Rivalry
In sixth form, there’s always team rivalry, especially when it comes to the
sports teams playing rival schools. There’s cheering, booing, chanting, singing rude songs aimed at the other team about how bad they play, and general pro team spirit for whoever you’re supporting.
Basically, sounds like every rally every presidential candidate has ever held…
7. Dogs Make Everything Better
No excitement or buzz is greater than the one that’s created when a dog invades the school. Whether it’s running across the playground in an excited tizzy or brought in by one of the teachers, it’s all anyone talks about all day.
What’s that got to do with the American election? Well, our canine friends turned up to polling stations along with their humans to bring even more excitement to the day…yes, really.
So, next time there’s a sixth form election for the head girl or head boy position, think back to the American election. It’s practically the same…sort of.