Tuesday 16 July UK News feed. Roebuck, 45, admitted common assault on three year-old South Africans who lodged at his bungalow near Taunton, Somerset. The Cambridge graduate, who captained the side that included Ian Botham and Viv Richards, beat the boys across the buttocks when they failed his fitness tests. Taunton Crown Court was told Roebuck had abused his position and inflicted humiliating punishments. Ian Fenny, prosecuting, said Roebuck, who holds Australian citizenship, used his insistence on fitness as an excuse. He said: "It may well be that Roebuck deliberately took these boys on an arduous run so he could create the environment in which he could mete out punishment.
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It is not pleasant to hear a boy screaming this is not exaggeration; it happens at this school every week; sometimes day by day. After such treatment the boys' buttocks are covered with green and black bruises, extending from one side to the other in a band perhaps eight inches in width. I have known such bruising still to be visible six weeks after the caning that caused it, although in most cases the bruises have gone within a month. It marked the beginning of a flap which proved to have more far-reaching consequences than its writer can have imagined -- not excluding the closing-down, at least in that form, of the entire Approved School system within the following five years. These residential schools were basically reformatories for offending or out-of-control teenagers. At first, however, nothing happened; so "Approved School Teacher" secretly photographed some boys' bottoms just after they had been caned, and wrote to the press enclosing the photographs.
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The cane had been brought back into schools two years earlier and many sixth-formers had been ordered to present their backsides for a traditional six-of-the-best in the time since. Parents and the public generally welcomed the new disciplinary regime. There was talk that soon courts would be allowed to sentence young criminals to thrashings. An on-line petition collected hundreds of thousands of signatures for the beatings to be broadcast on television.
So far it seems that my post on school discipline Victorian-style has attracted the most views, so I shall say a little bit more about the cane. Most schoolmasters would have used the cane for discipline, and it was not uncommon for senior pupils to use it on junior pupils as well. In fact the cane was used in British schools into the s I believe, although less often in the later years. The cane was usually made of a thin wooden stick probably 10mm thick.