I was six years old when I received my first corporal punishment at school. It was in 1958 and it occurred at my infants school. I was being disruptive and a general nuisance during a class, and I was warned several times by the teacher, Mrs C, about my behaviour. I did not take notice and eventually she sent me to stand in the corner. However, I still would not behave and kept talking to my friends. Mrs C was a kind lady and warned me once again, which I ignored. Finally, she told the class to behave and grabbed