No, not canes and shouting, but something altogether more subtle and certainly troubling. It has been reported that St George the Martyr Primary School in London  has a policy whereby children, when they walk in corridors, have to clasp their hands behind their backs. The headteacher, whose inspiration it was, calls in the ‘university walk’, which is odd because these are children and students at university don’t walk in this way. It has about as much logic (that is, none) as hearing a teacher shout at a five-year-old for having his hands in his pockets. What is it all about? (Read more on Sociological Imagination).