In its day the Borstal system was used to retrain young offenders. Discipline was tantamount and corporal punishment was often used in various forms to punish rule breakers.
Records were kept in a Punishment book supplied for the purpose but this was not always adhered to and ‘off the record’ punishments were sometimes given to keep a trainee’s record clean.
Two such lads trainee’s Darren Watkins (Brad) and Roy Cleary (Toby Haines) fell out with each other and decided to settle it with a fight. Using home made weapons such as a shank and pice of timber they were caught and hauled before their House Master officer. He decideds to deal with them firmly and gives both lads a hard scoulding bare bottom spanking each.
Then with their backsides red and burning orders both to bed over for a dose of the rattan cane. This thin punishment cane, always kept supple with linseed oil, bites a stinging cut into the boys bare bottoms, their yelps confirming its effective impact on to their defenceless freshly spanked butt cheeks.
In another office a new entry in the book is about to be made concerning trainee Stafford (Pavel Novey) His record for the month is totally abysmal. Unluckily perhaps for him his House Master officer is a younger man Mr Stephens (Connor Levi) He makes his views about the lads conduct only too clear and starts his punishment by putting this young miscreant straight over his knee.
The stamina of this younger officer ensures that trainee Stafford is going to get a long hot bare bottom spanking.
The matter could have been settle with just the spanking but not in the eyes of Mr Stephens who now orders Stafford to kneel in the chair to receive a generous helping of the old leather army belt he keeps in his office drawer. The sound of thick military leather on bare skin echoes round the room leaving young Stafford’s bottom raw and on fire!
Now he begins perhaps to feel he’s not such a bold Bad Borstal Boy after all