Detentions are not what they used to be:
Detentions where pupils are forced to listen to classical music are an effective deterrent against unruly behaviour, a head teacher has found.
Brian Walker, head at West Park School in Derby, runs the two-hour detentions, featuring Elgar, Mozart, Verdi and Bach, on a Friday after school.
Pupils on their third official warning that week can expect to attend.
When I was in school things were much tougher: we were forced to listen to John Cage. It was so agonising, some of my friends cut off their own ears.