I attended a mixed comprehensive school in the 1980s in the home counties. Corporal punishment was still used back then, mainly the slipper when detention or writing lines was considered not enough for the offence. The cane was also used, but only by the headmaster or deputy headmistress. Once, a number of us, boys and girls, were mucking around after lunch. The boys tried to lift the girls’ skirts and the girls tried to pinch the boys’ bums; nothing serious but not considered proper behaviour by the prefect that caught us. I think we were all around 14-years-old at the