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Six blows on the rump! Extraordinary records reveal how corporal punishment was meted out in our schools

It may seem hard for youngsters of today to believe, but just 30 years ago badly behaved schoolchildren as little as six could expect ‘six blows on the rump’. Scribbled notes from a headmaster reveal how one unruly pupil guilty of ‘bullying, vandalism and general acts of thuggery’ was disciplined in this manner. for more click here


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