When I was a schoolgirl, corporal punishment was quite normal for naughty girls. At home, it would be a spanking by hand, or sometimes the strap on the bottom from Mum. At school, perhaps the ruler across the back of the legs or, more likely, the cane on the hand.
When I was about 10 or 11, I was always being caught talking in class – an immediately punishable offence. My teacher Mrs Pearson would call me out to the front and give me two or three rather ineffectual strokes strokes of the cane.