The Hockey FieldWe were out on the hockey field being put through our paces by Miss Winton. As second years, it wasn't unusual for us not to wear a gym skirt outside, but just our knickers. About twenty minutes from the end I managed to hit another girl on the head with my stick (she shouldn't have been lying on the ground with her head next to the ball.) Miss Winton hit the roof with me, the result being I had to bend over there and then and with her gripping her stick for another onslaught on my bottom. She gave me six sizzling cracks across my knickers which left me marked for days to come and the inevitable floods of tears. I later found out to my embarrasment I had been positioned allowing pupils and teachers near some classroom windows to get a clear view of my punishment and was ribbed relentlessly by some boys for weeks afterwards.
After the punishment was over she made me continue with the games period which was great difficulty.