Wendy C*****

 

We came to England when I was 16 from Zimbabwe, that’s a little more than two years ago. School in Zimbabwe was very strict. You got hit for silly things. Lots of us got the cane. I got it twice when I was 15 from teachers in class.

 

I got if from a teacher for talking. He really lost it with me. I had to come out to the front, hold out my hand and he hit me, twice. It really hurt. They didn’t mess about. It really hurt.

 

Then I got it on the bum a few months later. Same thing. Called to the front by a teacher, a guy. Bend over then hit. I just leaned over, like held my knees. It was three.