The school council of St Winifred’s, including the beautiful Head Girl as co-opted member, vote enthusiastically in favour of introducing corporal punishment. But the pretty culprits, arraigned before this disciplinary tribunal, are fervently wishing that the ground would swallow them up. One or two are practically in tears already.
The two junior girls, one in vest and flimsy white shorts, the other in a bottom-hugging leotard, are sentenced to a humiliating spanking over the head-girl’s knee, followed by a twelve-stroke caning apiece by the headmaster, that leaves authentically angry weals and makes it extremely difficult for them to sit down afterwards. We see the look of horror on the other girls’ faces as they queue to await their medicine. Colonel Forbes crisply informs them that they’re all due for a ‘good flogging’ — each and every one!