During this Victorian Children on Trial activity pupils will examine real cases of children who were brought before the courts in the Victorian era. Students will spend the morning at the London Metropolitan Archives where they will explore a wide range of original material to gain a social and historical context for the case.
In the second part of the day, students will re-enact the trial in a working courtroom at the Royal Courts of Justice. In this engaging session, students will develop critical thinking skills as they take on roles such as judge, jury, barristers, witnesses and defendant.
Curriculum Links: History, Citizenship, Law, British Values
Duration: 4.5 hours (10am – 2.30pm)
Location: London Metropolitan Archives (am) and the Royal Courts of Justice (pm)
Cost: £8.50 per student (maximum group size of 30 students)
This activity is run in partnership with the London Metropolitan Archives.
Dates are subject to availability.