Anorak | Block Head

Block Head

by | 8th, October 2003

‘THE Tory law and order debate probably played quite well to one constituency: the headmaster of Sherburn Hill Primary School in Co Durham.

A scene from school life in Durham

The Telegraph reports that police are investigating claims that an eight-year-old pupil was restrained by a Victorian ‘finger stool’ that was on loan to the school from the education authority’s historical archive.

He was allegedly restrained by wooden blocks attached to his fingers, and with his hands clamped behind his back.

The punishment was supposedly for snapping the point of a pencil, and is said to have taken place in the headmaster’s study.

We here at Anorak offer cautious approval. In our view, the punishment should fit the crime say one finger snapped in half for each damaged pencil. All the same, it’s

You have already read 1 premium article for free today
Access immediately the premium content with Multipass

Or come back tomorrow

Posted: 8th, October 2003 | In: Broadsheets Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed: RSS 2.0 | TrackBack | Permalink