26/09/2020

Wild plans for Year 12 muck-up day and ‘scav hunt’ revealed

HSC students have revealed their outlandish plans for end of year pranks and challenges, seemingly undeterred by the recent muck-up day scandal involving students at one of Sydneys elite private schools.Year 12 students have been eagerly sharing their “scav hunt” and muck-up day plans with their peers, with some posting videos and photos of their own activities as inspiration for others.
Shore School in North Sydney was embroiled in controversy earlier this week after a document created by senior students was leaked, revealing the disturbing challenges students had devised for their muck-up day activities.
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The document asked students to participate in a scavenger hunt and complete a range of disturbing and often illegal activities, including taking drugs, assaulting strangers and performing humiliating sexual acts.
Some of the tasks were so vile that it was reported to the police.
But the backlash hasn’t seemed to deter students from other schools, with many bragging about their own pranks and others asking for “f**ked up” ideas for their own scavenger hunts.
WHAT IS A ‘SCAV HUNT’ AND MUCK UP DAY?
A muck-up day is usually planned by Year 12 students to mark the end of their time at school.
It is typically held in the last week before school finishes and before students have to sit their HSC exams.
Muck-up day activities usually involve multiple pranks set up by the students around the school.
The majority of pranks are usually pretty tame but there have been instances where students take the activities too far, leading to many schools banning muck-up day activities.
As part of the end of year festivities, some students set up scavenger hunts, usually referred to as a “scav hunt”.
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Students set out a series of challenges for others to complete, with each task usually earning a certain number of points based on its difficulty.
This is how one school leaver described the scavenger hunts on a past HSC discussion thread:
“You get a list of amusing things you have to find. You drink as you go. You find things on the list or complete tasks listed and gather photographic evidence. You drink some more when you’re done, you take the stuff you’ve got, go to a party, win an alcoholic prize for collecting things and drink the next day away.”
The student also noted that “a lot of the stuff” on the list is typically illegal.
Just like muck-up day pranks, the items on each scav hunt will range in severity depending on the students that write them.
Some of the more disturbing tasks on the Shore School list challenged students to “spit on a homeless man”, “get with a belowie” (a younger student), “have sex with a 80kg+ woman”, take multiple different drugs and “deck” a stranger.
STUDENTS REVEAL THEIR PLANS
These types of activities seem to still be common for many students, with many openly discussing their plans on a HSC 2020 Facebook group.
One student from the Central Coast showed off the furious reaction members of the public had to her school’s recent muck-up day activities.
She shared a screenshot of a woman blasting the student’s “disgusting” behaviour, with the student saying she “can’t wait to see how the school reacts”.
Students were reportedly spotted smashing glass bottles and “ripping people’s letter boxes out”.
Another person claimed they saw approximately 100 Year 12 students on a nearby beach drinking, swearing and carrying “copious amounts of stolen property”.
They even claimed there were some students “having sexual intercourse in the picnic area”.
One student recently posted to the Facebook page asking where he could get a live goat in the Newcastle area, explaining he needed it “for scav”.
One of the more tame muck-up day pranks involved a student blocking his principal’s and vice principal’s parking spots.
Covering classrooms in toilet paper, putting glad wrap on teacher’s and over toilet seats and waterbombing other students all seemed to be popular pranks.
One thread in the discussion group asked members to post their “most f**ked scav hunt challenges”.
Comments ranged from eating a goldfish, pooing in your pants and not changing them to walking on the conveyor belt at a supermarket while naked.
In a different thread asking for muck-up day ideas, one student noted he was thinking of “taping the fattest kid in school to the flag pole” but wasn’t sure if it was a good idea.
Other students then chimed in with their own ideas, including replacing all hand sanitiser in the school with lube and putting laxatives in a teacher’s coffee.
There were many other students who complained their schools has banned muck-up days in the wake of the controversy surrounding the Shore school students.
Shore School headmaster has since condemned the actions of the group, saying the activities laid out in the muck-up day plan “do not reflect Shore’s values or what the school stands for”.