One day we were a group of naughty boys at the school. We were all in grade seven and were looking for trouble. At break we threw big rocks at the other children. When they called “Help!” we all laughed at them.

After break the principal called all of us in to give us a hiding. He called it “ses van die bestes”. When he hit the first boy and he shouted “Eina!” we knew it was going to be a hard time in there.

That afternoon we went to the principal’s farm and we worked very hard. The worst of all is that we had to work for several days. That was very hard work. That day it was terrible, but today we can sit back and laugh about it. We called that day “lekker werk”. It is a day I will never forget.