A TikTok comedian has offered a glimpse at what it was really like going to school in Australia for 90s kids after sharing ‘relatable’ videos about students and teachers.
Millie Ford, from Sydney, has more than 39million ‘likes’ on TikTok for her amusing videos highlighting the various types of quirky teachers and student cliques most schoolkids from the 90s and early 2000s could relate to.
Her ‘spot-on’ impressions include a teacher staring at a student until they stop talking during a lesson and a millennial schoolgirl listening to pirated LimeWire music on her iPod Nano while waiting for the bus.
The 25-year-old has been praised for accurately portraying school life Down Under, including a primary school kid drawing a 2cm margin on every new page and students watching Round the Twist on a projector screen in class.
Millie Ford, from Sydney, has more than 39million ‘likes’ on TikTok for her amusing videos highlighting the various types of quirky teachers and student cliques (left of a teacher looking at a student interrupting a class and right of a millennial listening to pirated music)
The 25-year-old has been praised for accurately portraying school life Down Under, ranging from a substitute teacher who ‘can’t control the class’ to a primary school kid drawing a 2cm margin on every new page
In one video with more than one million views, she reenacted a teacher who was in the middle of answering a student’s question when she noticed two girls at the back of the room having a conversation.
The video shows the teacher intensely looking at her watch as she waited for the girls to realise they were interrupting the class.
‘Have we finished the conversation ladies? Sorry are we interrupting something? Perhaps one of you ladies like to answer the question for everyone?’ the teacher said.
‘You have no idea what we’re talking about because you’re too busy having a conversation… I’m trying to teach a lesson here. So Tara, stand up, pack up your things and come and sit next to me.’
In another video, she pretended to be a teacher putting Round the Twist on a projector screen so her students can watch while they enjoy free pizzas.
Millie’s best Aussie school impressions
1. Teacher staring intensely at a student who’s talking until they stop
2. Substitute teacher struggling to ‘control’ a noisy class while their teacher is away
3. Student listening to pirated music on their iPod Nano while waiting for bus
4. Student cries in their bedroom while listening to pirated LimeWire music
5. Teacher struggling to write on a whiteboard after marker dries out
6. Teacher makes students pick up rubbish before they’re allowed to go to recess
7. Students being treated to pizza as teacher puts on Round the Twist on a projector to watch
8. Teachers that love to interrupt classrooms to speak to other staff and wave to students
9. Teachers who whenever they’re sick make their class read or watch movies
10. Teachers who stand too close when helping student with their work
Millie also reenacted a primary school kid drawing a perfect 2cm margin in the page of her notebook
In other clips she mocked a school teacher who would stare at a student who’s talking in the middle of a lesson until they stopped, while she pretended to be a substitute teacher
In other clips, Millie mocked a schoolgirl from 2009 obsessing over pirated music.
‘It’s 2009, you lock yourself in your room and listen to your pirated LimeWire music because no one gets you,’ she wrote.
She also mocks a substitute teacher who’s struggling to ‘control’ the noisy kids.
‘Settle down. Boys at the back, this is the fifth time I’ve asked you to be quiet. What’s your name? Luke? Alright Luke come here please, you come sit next to me so I can keep an eye on you. Guys stop laughing please,’ she said.
Millie also reenacted a primary school kid drawing a perfect 2cm margin in the page of her notebook.
Millie has gone viral on TikTok for her hilarious portrayals of Australian school teachers
In one TikTok, Millie portrayed how there was always one teacher so loud that students could always hear coming down the hallway – no matter how far away she was.
She can be seen stomping down the stairwell and laughing hysterically as she pretends to chat with another teacher whilst her lanyard full of various keys sways from side to side.
In another video she mimicked the quirky but beloved art teacher nearly all Aussies found themselves in a class with.
Speaking in a high-pitched voice and wearing a bizarre array of clothing, she filmed herself complaining about students who left dirty paintbrushes in the sink – all while having splashes of paint on her face.
She is seen pretending to be the teacher that always interrupts classes while students are in the middle of a test
The 25-year-old hilariously mocked teachers and students at Aussie schools and now has more than 350,000 followers on TikTok
‘Boys and girls I’ve just been down the back and I’ve found these paintbrushes left in the sink. Someone hasn’t cleaned these properly, there’s paint on the ends,’ the teacher dubbed ‘Bronwyn’ said.
‘Who did that? Who left them in the sink?’
She also filmed a parody of a teacher who loved to interrupt a class in the midst of an exam.
Popping her head around the doorway and winking to the students working, Millie knocked on the door as she asked a fellow teacher how they were running their test.
‘Sorry Ms Simpson I can see you guys are doing your test, we’re about to do ours,’ she says as she grins guiltily and waves to the students.
Some of Ms Ford’s viral videos show her mocking art teachers, staff who are sick and students fighting over formal dresses
Ms Ford is seen depicting the odd art teacher students often found themselves being taught by
She then covers her face with her folder as she asks the teacher a question about the test before jokingly instructing the students to ‘get back to work!’.
In another relatable video Millie forced all her students to stay behind until they’d picked up ten pieces of rubbish – a type of teacher most Aussies know too well.
Millie, while pretending to be a student, then picked up one piece of rubbish before tearing it into ten smaller bits.
One of her most popular videos depicts a cringeworthy conversation between a student and the year’s ‘popular girl’ regarding their formal dresses.
‘I just find it weird because I was thinking of wearing a strapless green dress and suddenly you post about wearing one,’ the supposed popular girl said.
‘I’m just really weird about people copying me. So just in case I do think of wearing it do you think you could possibly return yours?’.
Many have applauded her for her accurate portrayal of school in Australia.
‘You are the funniest and most relatable girl I’ve ever seen,’ one wrote., while another added: ‘How are you spot on with every detail?’