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 note: Obviously this is quite intriguing and we’d love to have more information on how it is administered and for what offences, etc, etc.