Living History and the Courts (Key Stages 2- 4)

In this workshop, students will visit both the People’s History Museum in Manchester and Manchester Crown Court. At the People’s History Museum, groups will participate in a museum workshop activity using performance, interactive drama and gallery exploration linking directly to the curriculum.  Schools have the flexibility to mix and match sessions to fit into different curriculum areas.

In the afternoon, students will visit Manchester Crown Court where they will explore the roles in a courtroom, act out a trial based on a real case and discuss and debate sentencing options.

During the day students will:

  • Learn about life in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s
  • Use drama techniques to explore difficult and challenging situations
  • Learn about the different roles in a courtroom
  • Learn about the law and justice system
  • Prepare and enact a trial based on their chosen case

Curriculum Links: History, Drama, English, Citizenship, SMSC & PSHE

Duration:  5 hours, 10am – 3pm

Cost: £11 per student

Location: The People’s History Museum and the Crown Court in Manchester

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