Caned At Boys Grammar School
I avoided corporal punishment at my junior school apart from once getting my legs slapped by a woman teacher.
At my grammar school I got the cane twice. The first time was in the second year when I was 12 and had been sent out of the class by the teacher for messing about.
I had been standing there for 5 minutes or so and was getting bored and I started to look at the pictures hanging up in the corridor nearby. I lifted one up to see if anythig was written on its back and suddenly it fell to the ground and all the glass broke with a loud noise!
I was horrified and immediatley the teacher came out and sent someone to get the caretaker and sent me to the headmaster to tell him what had happened.
I was terrified because it had been an accident and I knew that if you were sent to the head it normally menat the cane. I'd had the slipper a couple of times by then I think but everyone said the cane was a lot worse.
I had to bend over a chair in his office and I got 3 strokes with the cane, which had me in tears. The caretaker was still clearing up the mess when I got back to class!