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The Belt Room

64 pages23 minutes


A collection of poems inspired by a Scottish education in the ‘60’s.

1982: Time, Gentlemen, please. There will be no more belting of children. From now on they will be belting us!

The Glasgow poet considers the belting days. And in particular the connection between academic improvement and thrashing the living daylights out of children. He is well qualified to comment, having received well over 1000 rounds in his fairly average school career. (Think of a Vickers machine gun on a tripod and 4 boxes of ammo).

The final record of a pedagogic technique whose recipients are on life’s home run.

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