• Len Chellew Interview

    January 01 Recorded in 1993

    Len Chellew Recalls Getting the Strap

    interviewed by Helen Banks

    Audio recording

    2012.X.044

    Len Chellew, a student at Perth Avenue School in 1918, recalls getting the strap in Grade One.

    Audio Transcript

    “I was in grade one. The teacher left the room and about five or six of us went out. That school had banisters that were shaped like a horse’s saddle and we slid down the thing. Of course, we were caught and lined up in front of the rest of the class and we all got the strap. I never learned my lesson because I did it again and broke my shoulder.”