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I Caned At School

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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 5 Responses Mar 6

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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 56-60 7 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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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 56-60, M 4 Responses May 5

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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 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 2, 2013

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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 2 Responses Mar 7

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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 4 Responses Jun 11

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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 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 2, 2013

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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 56-60 6 Responses Jan 25, 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 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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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

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    At school, girls were never slippered or caned by male teachers. That was not allowed, but there were the occasional male teacher that sent you to a female teacher to get slippered...
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    Hey everyone. I started to go on experience project a while ago and then I took a break from it because I felt like it wasnt for me. I now feel that I seriously do need to be in a...
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    Ok so I'm going to try my best to explain what I'm feeling. If you don't understand, I'm sorry, but I'm trying my best. Okay so at my school, there are the typical groups and...
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Again technically I'm not in high school, but whatever I start in less than a month (holy **** I start in LESS THAN A MONTH) Okay so at my school I feel like it's different than...
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    You may be wondering why I am posting this, everyone with a brain can get a piece of paper and walk across the stage but it's much more deeper than that. I was a young child in...
    WhyMeIAskMyself WhyMeIAskMyself 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 13

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