DO you want to scare the shit out of kids about to move from cuddly primary school to the cut throat corridors of secondary? Tell them these classic lies.
Older kids will flush your head down the toilet
This has probably never happened to anyone except one unfortunate kid in 1971. Even so all children must have this fear planted in their heads so they end up with weird complexes about using public toilets that haunt them forever.
You’ll barely get out of PE lessons alive
Whether it’s rugby, hockey or swimming, there are many ways to be maimed and killed during PE. Tell them a bullshit story from your own school days about a child who got impaled by a javelin. Make it more convincing by calling him ‘Pete’ and saying he was in your class.
Bullies will strangle you with your tie
You’ve just spent five years rocking up to school in a Dora the Explorer t-shirt, but now you’ll have to wear a uniform, one part of which is perfect for throttling you. Obviously there isn’t an epidemic of tie-related murders in Britain’s schools or the press might pick up on it, but an 11-year-old won’t know that.
The teachers are hard bastards
Forget your fluffy primary school teachers – the ones at secondary school are ALL nasty pieces of work who got chucked out of the army for being too mental. If you’re feeling particularly sadistic, mention that most science teachers used to be in prison for dissolving people in acid.
You have to learn to smoke
Smoking is mandatory for all secondary school children. If you don’t smoke, you’ll be an outcast and bullied for the whole time you’re there. If a worried child asks if there are any non-smoking schools he can go to, you’ll know your lie has done its job.