This fun, interactive courtroom workshop introduces students to the courts by putting fictional characters on trial. Students will:
Curriculum links: Citizenship, SMSC including British Values, PSHE and English including Spoken Language
Duration: One hour for key stage 1, two hours for key stage 2
Location: Nottingham, London and the North West
Costs: Vary depending on location and range from £7.50 – £8.50 per student
Breaking and entering or mistaken identity? Three bears arrive home to find someone has eaten all their porridge and sat in their chairs – breaking one of them. The culprit is discovered sleeping in baby bear’s bed but runs away. A girl called Goldilocks is later arrested and charged with breaking and entering. Is she guilty or is it a big mistake? It’s up to your pupils to decide!
So how did Humpty Dumpty famously fall off the wall? Was he pushed? Was he careless? Or was it an accident that wasn’t his fault? Pupils will explore the evidence and debate these options during this fun and interactive courtroom workshop
Robin Hood (only available in Nottingham)
Nottingham is the home of the infamous outlaw Robin Hood, famously known for stealing from the rich to give to the poor. It is even rumoured that Hood spent time here in our Sheriff’s dungeon. Pupils will put Robin Hood on trial and discuss the evidence for the case. Will he be found guilty or was he actually a heroic figure?
Create Your Own Court Case
An ideal opportunity for students to explore the law and justice system whilst delving deeper into fictional texts that they are studying in the classroom. Pupils will put their chosen character on trial in an activity that will help them to improve their debating and analytical skills, as well as their understanding of key texts.
(Please note, for this bespoke workshop, the trial must be prepared by the teacher and students in advance of their visit using the extensive pre-visit resources provided).
“The children had an amazing time. They loved acting out the trial of Goldilocks and taking part in her conviction. It was informative and engaging.” St Hugh’s CE Primary School, Oldham