Up theCreek with a Paddle – directed by Jonathan Fox. Set in a US 60’s College, unruly student Jack McConnighy (Louie Ashby) has finally caused the Principle to take action. Excelling more as a party animal than a diligent student the Principle decides to take some positive action to bring McConnighy round. After a dressing down he leaves him to the tender mercies of faculty head Mr Schwartz who proceeds to administer his polished paddle with relish.
The final reckoning had come for Weaver and Harrington but others too where feeling the sting of firm discipline. New PE master Mr Medek (Dexter) was dealing out his own form of punishment to two inseparable offenders Simmons (Sebastian) and Roberts (Rowan Hunter). Good hard over the knee spankings followed by the slipper and a burning touch the toes caning was this fit young PE masters recipe to cure bad behaviour. Another student, Andrew Peterson (Ginger) is keeping Mr Gregory busy with his tuck shop raiding exploits resulting in a night time slippering over the gym horse.
New master Mr Jeffries (Jamie) also crosses swords with young Peterson who soon finds himself across his knee! New prefects are being made up and one Macalister (Barry) is getting his punishment giving skills in order. His spanking of 5th former James Mitchell (Alistair Cole) seems to be a good start but laying on a good caning is another matter! Joe Templeton (Matt Mills) has managed to rub Deputy Head Alan Harrison up the wrong way again and is summoned to the hall for a birching. The padre ever watchful for transgressors deals with both Charlie (Vex) and Chinese student Lee, his heaving pounding hand bringing a sharp sting to the boy’s defenceless bare bottoms. All in all for the wayward Students it’s a red raw and painful run up to the end chapter of St Datchets Academy: The Epilogue.
Borstals were a form of reformatory for wayward youths which existed in the United Kingdom from the 19th Century until the early 1980’s, where boys and young men who had broken the law, were sent for “training” and certainly for much of the time various forms of discipline involving corporal punishment were widely practiced.
In My Borstal Days we follow the experiences of a number of bad boys including Charlie Fox and Phillip Stevens (played by Brett and James) are sentenced to eighteen strokes of the birch and two years training at Rainsford Borstal.