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    I grew up as the daughter of two ex-pats in

    what Botswana in the late 60s and 70s. At that time corporal punishment was widely used, both at school and at home. By today's standards it would have been considered severe. I would be interested in chatting to others who grew up within the ex-pat community or who received...
    IsabelRider IsabelRider 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 30, 2014

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    Caning - A few people have asked me how I caned

    when I was a headmaster. Firstly, caning was relatively rare. Most boys or girls who were sent to me for discipline would either be smacked by hand or with a plimsol or strap. The cane was reserved for the most serious offences, for example cheating or bullying. While I say...
    oldmanjimbo oldmanjimbo 70+, M 4 Responses Mar 7, 2014

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    Being sent to the Headmaster’s Study was one

    of the worst feelings for a schoolboy. Worse still was having your name read out at the end of Assembly. One afternoon, when we were in the third form, three of us were caught by a master throwing flour bombs at the railway station. He had told us he was going to report us to...
    schoolgreyshorts schoolgreyshorts 61-65, M 4 Responses May 5, 2014

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    Caught Watching Others Caned

    At my prep school a lot of us liked to see other boys getting whacked, be it with the slipper or cane. It was especially good if you were not waiting to get it yourself. The best whackings to watch were the ones on the bare bottom where the victim had to take his pants down prior...
    chikki753347 chikki753347 61-65, M 9 Responses Jan 25, 2013

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    Corporal Punishment Reminiscences Forum: Do

    you have an interest in reading and submitting reminiscences of corporal punishment, as given in the "good old days"? Did YOU yourself get corporal punishment at school or at home? The new CP Rem Forum may be the place for you! The forum is a spin off site, from the Yahoo Group...
    goodyukuk goodyukuk 36-40, M Jul 2, 2015

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    I was a teacher for 37 years

    and in my day we used the cane and the slipper. It worked and it worked well. Nobody left my class unable to read, write or count. Nobody left my class with a loose mouth or an untidy person. Josephine
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 27, 2015

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    Caned With 13 Other Boys!

    It was a very cold day and despite the fact that we were all supposed to be out on the playing field and tarmac some boys in my class got together with boys in another class to arrange a 5 a side football game in the corridor. Everything was going ok, we were not too raucous and...
    alan1054 alan1054 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 2, 2013

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    Smoking

    We were having a crafty ciggy behing the sports chaning room. But not that craft as we got caught n marched to the heads study. We stood out side nose close to wall hands on head.... We knew the drill. Nervioulsy awaiting out fate . The swcretary told us to go in so we entered...
    thegaychef thegaychef 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    I worked as a teacher in the UK from 1952

    and as a headteacher from 1967. I taught mainly in three private preparatory schools for pupils from the ages of 5 to 13 (two of them from 8 to 13). For the majority of my career, corporal punishment was liberally used in the schools in which I worked. I firmly believe that...
    oldmanjimbo oldmanjimbo 70+, M 6 Responses Mar 6, 2014

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    Caned With Pyjamas Down At Boarding School

    I was at a school only for one term as my father was changing jobs. It was a good private boarding school, but they also made good use of the cane. I was nine at the time. At 8.00 pm we had to wash and get into our pyjamas ready to jump into bed at 8.30 at lights out, and remain...
    chikki753347 chikki753347 61-65, M 10 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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    I am now in my early seventies,

    and retired after a more than forty year career as a teacher, which ended a few years ago now. I was on the receiving end of corporal punishment at school and will write about that, but I have much more experience from the other side of the equation. I started my career in the...
    OGrimWade OGrimWade 70+, M 7 Responses Jun 11, 2014

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    Caned In Front Of The School

    I was caught shoplifting in a clothes shop after school one day. One of my friends was also involved but he was able to run off. Unfortunately there was also another boy from our school there and the store detective collared him too as he was in same uniform as me and he had...
    alan1054 alan1054 61-65, M 2 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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    Every so often we had a crackdown on being late

    at my school, which would not be announced in advance. Normally, depending on your class teacher, being late did not matter very much. The first couple of times you would get a warning or a telling-off and if you carried on being late you might get lines and then get sent to...
    Cheryl1953 Cheryl1953 61-65, F 4 Responses Apr 18, 2015

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    High school life is exciting, hard, fun, adventurous and lots of memories.
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    The trouble in schools is ongoing and getting worse, I think many schools cover up bad and even criminal activity. better communication to parents and those who have care of...
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    This story is a continuation of ‘I was punished with a strap’ I awoke and the first thing to enter my mind was the caning I was going to be given after assembly that morning...
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    i am in high school and have school swimming coming up any recommendations of what swimmers to wear?
    lotsoffun21 lotsoffun21 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    Agree.The cane was stopped in the schools but not at my home.My 13 year old is still caned .I use the same method that was used in the school when I was you with a few...
    cobiba1975 cobiba1975 36-40, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am in 7th grade now and I have one more year of middle school before I get to high school but once I get there I have decided that I am going to try out for cheerleading. I have...
    youngandenergetic youngandenergetic 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was bullied all the time when I was at school.. For being small, pretty thin and because I had mostly friends who were girls. It all got pretty bad and I was glad to finally...
    ZashaChase ZashaChase 26-30, T 4 days ago

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    Well my first high school. I could tell you many stories of my horrible two years of high school before I transferred to another school. But one I will tell you is my first high...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I feel like im always on the wrong end of the conversation t=when the topic of school comes up, because i actually really enjoyed school. No it wasnt just because thats where all...
    firesoul07 firesoul07 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I hate school. I completely and utterly despise it at this point. I'm 15 years old, and have been battling a seemingly never-ending fight with depression and anxiety for 4 years...
    watertides watertides 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    When I was in middle school, people made fun of me back then just because they can. I was weak and sensitive. I realised that humans especially love to pick on those. Everyday, I...
    tobiii12 tobiii12 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    BAN PADDLING IN U.S. SCHOOLS!! 19 American states still allow children to be beaten in schools. For some reason, these states cannot see the damage that school beatings cause...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I started high school this year I'm the yougest student in grade 7. with my sister she the second youngest in 7grade. buy the way high school in Australia goes from grade 7 to...
    kasydragon kasydragon 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I like old school BMX and have been collecting and sometimes selling off some of my bikes. I also like some of the new school bikes, all bikes after 19.87 until present day, but...
    adamsonmusic adamsonmusic 31-35, M a week ago

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    I am currently a senior at the BEST high school ever. We truly aren't just a school but a community. We are all about independence, being yourself, supporting LGBT rights as a...
    Padresfan Padresfan 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I'm in 10th grade.I want to explain my school though. It's a small charter school. I only go there 2 times a week. At home I work on these packets and turn them in on the days I go...
    EnigmaticPerson EnigmaticPerson 13-15, F Feb 3

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    when I was in first grade I would have a accident in my seat cuz I was afraid to use the school toilets and when everyone would leave (for something I can't remember) I would stay...
    someone2017 someone2017 16-17, F Feb 2

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    I realize that lately I haven't been trying very hard in school and my grades have slipped since school started this year. I was making A's and B's earlier in the year but now I am...
    youngandenergetic youngandenergetic 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    Yes because i have a spiritual illness that affects me in my daily life and i cannot cope in school with it. So i am sick in my home , my home is my hospital. So i gotta keep me in...
    Angelinawhitepromdresseveryday Angelinawhitepromdresseveryday 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    onlinehigh school Wisconsin                          As...
    astoneduross astoneduross 22-25, M Feb 1

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    Seriously, with all the overblown drama surrounding school shootings, I think it would be a good idea for schools to practice such scenarios and prepare them for such situations...
    FluttershyLabeouf FluttershyLabeouf 18-21, M Feb 1

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    1/31/16....Im transferring to a new school this week on Tuesday. I guess it's better because it's closer to my house. I'm kind of nervous though because I'm pretty sure I won't be...
    EnigmaticPerson EnigmaticPerson 13-15, F Jan 31

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    Ok. I am in the last year of high school. I am 15 but quite a young 15. I shall be 16 by the time school finishes. After this we can stay here for two years doing academic subjects...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 28

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    I go to high school. There isn't a high school in my nearest town. I have to go about 15km. The bus picks us up on the main road. The main road is three km away. It's quite scary...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 28

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    This story describes a severe caning received by a boy aged 9 or 10 at a school in the UK in 1960 or 61. I support corporal punishment in certain circumstances, but I think it...
    martinII martinII 61-65, M 4 Responses Jan 27

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    I'm going to a new school tomorrow very nervous about it I be the only one they that wears nappies. plus its high school
    wolfygirlcandy wolfygirlcandy 22-25, F Jan 27

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