Few days bring the same feelings of freedom and release to a youngster as the day you finish secondary school. Granted, you’ll be back in a few weeks afterwards to do your Leaving Cert, but when the bell goes you genuinely just want to chuck your uniform in the nearest bin and move on.
In 1975, a group of students made the national media for locking themselves in their class room, blasting pop records and just doing what they wanted on their last day of school. It’s a great innocent story, though at the time they evidently provoked the wrath of the nuns who ran the school!
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