The History of Crime and Punishment (Key Stages 2 – 4)

Through an interactive session at the Greater Manchester Police Museum, students will explore the history of crime and punishment through time, leading up to the contemporary justice system of today.

In the afternoon, students will create and enact a contemporary trial based on a real court case. During the session they will also discuss and debate sentencing options, comparing them to sentencing options in the present day and gain a greater understanding of the importance of evidence.

Curriculum Links: SMSC, History, PSHE & English

Duration: 5 hours, 10am – 3pm

Location: Greater Manchester Police Museum and Manchester Crown Court (Primary groups can choose to spend the full day at the Museum)

Cost: £11 per student

Please contact us for available dates

You can also combine this activity with one of our Courtroom Workshops. 

Booking & Enquiries

To book or to find out more, fill out an enquiry form, email or call 0115 993 9811

“The best bit of the day was when they got to role play in the court, they loved being in role as a barrister or even the judge (they even enjoyed playing the defendant!) The role play was current and thought provoking and inspired a great debate-as a teacher it was fab to see quieter members of my class take an active role and argue their point. The day was exciting, fun and factual-a lot of the children got back to school saying how it was one of the best trips they had been on! The whole day really brought to life the topic of crime and punishment and at Water we always try to excite and engage our children to ensure they are receiving the highest quality of education-the trip really didn’t disappoint in this.” Water Primary School