Four months after I had first been caned by Mrs Joss, I made a second visit to her office. The great school fruit fight was the reason for my second visit and, unlike my first visit, over ten others were sent to see our Headmistress for the same offence. The fruit fight started at recess, I don’t remember how it started but certainly a boy threw some fruit at another boy and it had quickly escalated. I was guilty of throwing a softened apple (you softened an apple by lightly tapping it against a hard surface. I had thrown my

My first dose of the cane came in 1966. I was a ten year old boy and realized that I had pushed my fourth grade teacher, Miss Kamer, too far when she told me to stand up. I watched her write a note and order me to the front of the classroom where I was promptly told to see our Headmistress, Mrs Joss. Boys were more likely to receive the cane than girls but I did know of a couple girls (including my older sister who visited Mrs Joss and left her office in a good deal of pain. I’d

In grammar school I managed to avoid the cane until my third year. I was 14 years old when I first visited the headmistress. It was in 1966 and the headmistress was Mrs Moody. She was a fearsome looking lady, big build, in her late 40’s with brown hair in a bun and always wore a black skirt, white blouse and chunky heeled shoes. Only two staff were allowed to administer the cane, Mrs Moody and her deputy, Mr Harding. However Mr Harding only caned pupils if Mrs Moody was absent. Some offences carried an instant caning but usually canings

A First Caning I was nine years old when I received my first school caning in 1961. I had received the ruler and slipper a couple of times but never the cane. In my primary school naughty or disruptive pupils were sent to stand in the corner of the classroom or outside the door until the end of the lesson. Normally the class teacher would then punish you at the end of the lesson, sometimes a lecture, sometimes the ruler and occasionally the slipper. However the deputy headmistress Miss Hawkins used to walk around the school a couple of times

I attended a co-educational boarding school in the early seventies. Corporal punishment was a regular event. Boys would receive the cane from the headmaster for serious offences and Girls the bath-brush from the senior mistress. Slipperings were handed out to both sexes officially by any teacher and unofficially by prefects generally for dormitory related offences. There was also one other unofficial dormitory punishment and that is the subject of this memory. If the pupils in a dormitory felt that one of their number had acted in an unforgivable way they could raise the matter with a dormitory prefect. Stealing, borrowing

A True Account of a Young Girl Paddled at School (No Use Without Permission) I grew up in a rural town in Midwestern Pennsylvania in the 70’s and 80’s. Corporal punishment was still fairly well accepted back in those days even at school. I wasn’t spanked all that often, not even at home, but I did get a few – some that were quite memorable. Especially the two I got in school. My elementary school was quite small. It consisted of grades Kindergarten through sixth and only had one classroom and teacher for each grade up through the third grade.

This memory is about the most severe caning I ever received. I attended a co-educational boarding school in the early seventies. Corporal punishment was a regular event. Boys would receive the cane from the headmaster for serious offences and girls the bath-brush from the senior mistress. For lesser offences there was a system of black marks which in themselves would attract a detention. Two black marks in a week would move you on to the ‘c’ list which would attract the cane. Some offences such as smoking, drinking and ‘behaving in a manner likely to bring the school into disrepute’

I attended a co-educational boarding school in the early seventies. Corporal punishment was a regular event. Boys would receive the cane from the headmaster for serious offences and Girls the bath-brush from the senior mistress. Being a co-educational boarding school there were a lot of rules to prevent boyfriend/girlfriend relationships from progressing too far. The girl’s dormitories and the area around the outside were out of bounds for boys and the boy’s dormitories and the area around the outside were out of bounds for girls. Being caught in either place would earn you a caning or a bath brushing. In

I attended an independent boys school in South London during the sixties and early seventies. Corporal Punishment was very much part of daily life and in the prep school a few masters used the slipper and I received my fair share of punishment. These whackings were given in front of the class with the recipient bending over the form desk. In the senior school the Headmaster and two other masters (music and history) punished boys with the cane, usually between three and six strokes for sometimes quite trivial wrong doings. In the senior school I received the cane three times,