Teachers and parents had claimed the ban infringed their religious freedom to provide a Bible – based education.
‘Encouraged to pray’
Girls could be strapped on the hand and then comforted by a member of staff and encouraged to pray.
Both the High Court and the Court of Appeal had already thrown out their argument.
During earlier court challenges, lawyers representing the teachers and parents cited passages from the Bible, including Proverbs Chapter 23:13-14: “Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die".
In January this year, parents in England and Wales were banned from inflicting corporal punishment which causes visible bruising, grazes, scratches, minor swellings or cuts can face action.
The schools involved in the proceedings were the Christian Fellowship School at Edge Hill, Liverpool; Bradford Christian School at Idle, Bradford; Cornerstone School at Epsom, Surrey, and Kings School at Eastleigh, Hampshire.
Story, BBC News.
Ref, sedentism or sedentary Human (Homonid) perpetuation of violence – perpetrate (an illegal, immoral or harmful action). Actions that are much ‘firmer’ in ‘modern sedentary society’; individually or on a cultural level – the ‘instinct to undertake the formation of religions or ethos-es’. Keeping the tribe together or an ongoing gang culture (and thus, ‘eat lunch tomorrow’). Complex long term ‘justifications’ for violence, relationship of self-harming and religion, which is of a – sophistical and philodoxical – nature: abounding in the modern superstitious, Education Departments and their Schools. Spotlight on Anthropology http://www.aqr.org.uk/inbrief/document.shtml?doc=simon.roberts.01-03-2005.anthropology
‘The Making Of Them’ Nick Duffell (Starvation with Kaolin and Morphine) http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=jRNVLgfJHKkC&pg=PA154&lpg=PA154&dq=Preparatory+School.+Kaolin+and+Morphine.&source=bl&ots=tVpRMR9mQj&sig=mqIWTBRqnfzXcvj7xq_sHXLv_KY&hl=en&ei=zffaSZeIM4GUjAf52YG-CA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1 Very difficult to remember, only the blank and comforting moments!
Hundreds of girls heavily sedated in UK care homes during the 1970s and 1980s may be at risk of having children with birth defects, the BBC has found. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7985912.stm
BAFTA Award – Documentary – Chosen http://www.chosen.org.uk/ ‘Selected Groomed Abused’