Cane chalking and school punishments

 

While taking recently with one of my clients I have found myself being further educated in school punishments and associated rituals.

 

I guess we never stop learning!

 

I have been introduced to a new and fascinating concept – cane chalking.

 

Apparently, it has been a practice in some school for a headmaster/headmistress to chalk the end of a cane before applying it across a bottom of a miscreant.

 

Having looked the idea up, and I am not entirely convinced it was a real thing used a lot, a rarity, or a fantasy created by adult players. Apparently, however, such cane chalking could have been done for a variety of reasons (and no one seems to be able definitely confirm which one is correct)

 

Firstly, some say it was done so that person administering a caning over trousers can see where the strokes land to make sure they don’t overlap (or like others suggest to make sure they do overlap for added severity)

 

Secondly, some think the reason to chalk a cane was to leave the chalky marks on the garment ensuring that everyone knows the pupil has been caned.

 

Regardless of whether it was a real thing or not I find the idea fascinating. Especially the second explanation that ensures the visible marks stay on the trousers/skirt for everyone to see until the chalk slowly wears off. Not a type of fantasy that could be easily played out during a session but nevertheless quite a concept!

 

Anyone has any firm knowledge whether cane chalking was a real thing and why was it used?

 

(With your permission I will post interesting (and realistic sounding) accounts and information on here)

 

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