I Caned At School

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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

    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

    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
    5 Responses Jun 11, 2014

    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


    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

    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
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    1 Response Oct 27, 2015

    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
    1 Response Sep 2, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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
    8 Responses Jan 25, 2013

    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
    5 Responses Mar 6, 2014

    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
    2 Responses May 5, 2014
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