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  • Tom Tom Jun 14, 2011 16:43 Flag

    Rumour not fact

    Tawse sounds very Dickensian Peter but actually the ('Taws' or tawse was the official term used to describe punishment in schools, but it was always called 'the belt'.) It was the only instrument permitted under the 1968 Code of Practice agreed between the Scottish teachers' unions and the Scottish Education Department. The slipper was the worst as it covered the greatest area on contact! Past recipient of all can't say it did me any harm or good!