Back in January 1964 My girlfriend Susan S***** and myself, Brian H****** attended a coeducation Grammar school in Northern England. At that time corporal punishment was used on both boys and girls. At our school the Headmaster believed that not only should a child be punished but should also be humiliated, hence he had a section of the school notice board set out under the heading of weekly punishments. These included masters’ detentions and canings. It also contained the names of any child due to attend a masters detention on the following Monday from 4.00pm to 5.00pm.   On the

After being warned not to carry out the homecoming tradition of driving their cars around the carpark, 30 students were paddled at Timpson HS.   The principal Mr Cousins, made the decision, never giving the students a choice.   The students were lined up outside Mr Cousins’ office, 16 boys and 14 girls. Each one was called into the office and told to bend over Mr Cousins’ desk. Each student was given 3 swats each, Mr Cousins paddled the girls and coach Callahan paddled the boys.   Both men were powerfully built men and were more than capable of delivering

A NON-FICTION ACCOUNT OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT AT A KOREAN UNIVERSITY Reported by Jane Finney   Given my long interest in corporal punishment, the background to which is explained in my story THE PUNISHMENT SLIP, I was intrigued to come across a newspaper story about a girl in Korea was who taking her university to court for allowing footage of her receiving corporal punishment to be leaked onto the internet. The most surprising part of this story, as far as I was concerned, was the revelation that university students in Korea were subject to CP. I had never heard of any

I returned to my primary school the September after I was caned (Primary School Caning) to start my final year there. It was going to be an important year because later that year I was due to take the 11plus, the exam that would determine whether I went to a grammar school or a secondary modern (as they were called). Painfully for me, the year got off to a bad start when a couple of months into term I once again bent over in the school hall whilst the headmistress planted 6 lines of fire accurately and neatly across my

We received an email from a young lady at school in Australia with some interesting information. This is what she told us:   I attend a Christian Outreach College in Queensland and wish to correct the belief many in UK have that the cane is no longer in use in the Commonwealth. That is not true.   My school, a private (Christian) school, very much uses the cane although I have never received it myself. Whilst it is far from a common occurrence at my school it definitely does occur and isn’t exactly rare either.   KB (Miss)   Editor’s

This recollection was originally posted on the Yahoo Group ‘Paddled at School’ and is published here with the express authority of the author, Megan Lowry.   Getting Swats as a Senior   In the spring of 1993 I was an eighteen year old high school senior in the Sandhills region of North Carolina. Our school district issued a parent/student handbook each fall containing some rather vague references to corporal punishment but with nothing clearly spelled out beyond its availability as ‘a disciplinary option’.   Some years before, the county school board had voted for some modifications in their paddling policies,

For children in the 1950s (the decade in which this account is set) corporal punishment was an accepted part of life both at home and in school, be that primary or secondary. In primary schools CP would range from a slap or two on the bare legs through to a rather painful encounter with the cane either on the hand or bottom.   In the primary school I attended the female teachers preferred slaps on the legs with the miscreant standing on the seat of their desk whilst the male teachers would apply a few whacks with the slipper to

And so I entered my last term at grammar school. I had been luckier than most girls and only felt the cane on 2 occasions. But there was a sting in the tail so to speak.   After our exams the fifth form had to return to normal lessons until the end of term. There was no exam leave or finishing early for us. It was late June in 1978 and school seemed boring now. On one nice hot day I decided to skip school early and go to the beach. I figured that no one would notice too much

This account recalls my second meeting with the cane while I was at grammar school. After 3 years of unblemished rear end I discovered the pain of a caning in year 4 as previously explained.   At the first assembly in fifth year we were advised that the school had a new head. The surprise was that is was a lady, Mrs Phelps. She was a refined lady in her 40’s, always well dressed in a dress suit. She was approximately 5 feet tall with long brown hair. She advised the school that there would be some changes to the

This is my first story and relates to my time at a grammar school in the south of England in the 1970s. This was an era when the cane was in full use and even we girls were not exempt. I will set the scene first before explaining how I got whacked.   The school only used two types of punishment, detentions or the cane. For minor offences pupils were put on report and awarded points based on the seriousness of the offence. When you reached a certain total in a term you were caned. The teachers were very clever