1944 Education Act among archive pictures
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Caning stories from past 'shock' School Reporters

17 January 2014 Last updated at 10:15 GMT

School Reporters Andrew and India from Marden High School on Tyneside interviewed local senior citizens about what school was like for them. A big difference was that teachers could cane pupils.

The reporting team knew caning had existed but were shocked that it could be used as a punishment even for minor misdemeanours