11 MARCH 1966, Page 13

The Cane in Schools

Sus.—it is a popular belief that corporal punish- ment is no longer used in our schools. This. I believe, is a complete fallacy.

Even so, I was rather surprised to learn from a relative that caning takes place in her girls' school locally. It is many years since I was at school, but even in those days girls were not caned. Is this evolution in reverse?

Canwick Road, Lincoln. Lincolnshire