Can you remember your first day of school? For many, it’s a momentous day that can’t really be forgotten. For others, it’s much better left in the ashes of the mind.
For Twitter, the former definitely applies though. Whether they hated or loved their first interaction with their teachers and fellow pupils, South African tweeters took to the social network today to remember their experiences as many of their kids head off on their personal journeys (once again leaving the TV remote in their sole possession).
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According to Twitter trends aggregator Trendsmap, the hashtag #firstdaymemories began trending in South Africa at around 11am Wednesday, joining the likes of #backtoschool, #grade1 and the slew of accompanying proud parent selfies.
Beyond the selfies though, here’s a sample of what Twitter users remember about their very first school experiences.
(@Nontokozo_O) January 11, 2017
#FirstDayMemories when I had to hold back my tears because I was told ” if you cry on your 1st day you’ll be bullied throughout the year”
— October 28th
(@ChaukeMixo) January 11, 2017
— perpetually shook (@Mpedi_) January 11, 2017
#FirstDayMemories sad moment when mom bought no name brand colour pencils when everyone else had Staedler
— Pabalelo (@KeNnaPabalelo) January 11, 2017
Drawing and Colouring passionately
cause your mom told you you’re the best, now your teacher MUST KNOW pic.twitter.com/Nb0PKuDDTu
— Karabo Mokgoko (@Karabo_Mokgoko) January 11, 2017
All I cared about was the lunchbox and pocket money #FirstDayMemories
— She’s crazy
(@Carol_Lekay) January 11, 2017
I followed my mom home and she didn’t notice until I got there
— Royal savage
(@Miss_felee) January 11, 2017
— Reverse Psychologist (@THAT_SHY_POET) January 11, 2017
Getting to flex with your new stationary, uniform and hairstyle #FirstDayMemories
— Mpho Molefe (@Zuri_Spolo) January 11, 2017
#FirstDayMemories new uniform, new stationary, new books, new everything…except school shoes, school shoes had to go for years ;’D
— Meganem (@Megan_CH_103) January 11, 2017
Telling myself that I will have full stationary pack at the end of the year but I know it will all disappear by February#FirstDayMemories
— TweetGuru (@JustKholii_) January 11, 2017