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Key Stage 2: Courtroom Workshop

These thought-provoking courtroom workshops explore a contemporary or historical criminal case.

Students will:

  • Explore the roles in a courtroom
  • Prepare and enact a trial based on a real contemporary case
  • Discuss and debate real sentencing options
  • Learn about the law and justice system and consequences of breaking the law
  • Be encouraged to use their rights and responsibilities to be become more active citizens

Contemporary Trials:

Cyberbullying – The defendant in this trial is 15 years old and is charged with Harassment.  It is alleged that she made threats verbally and wrote an abusive post on social media causing fear and distress to the victim.

Anti social Behaviour – The defendant is 10 years old and is charged with anti-social behaviour causing criminal damage to a neighbour’s property and using threats to intimidate.

Hate Crime – The defendant is 14 years old and is charged with Hate Crime.  It is alleged he racially abused his neighbours and threatened their son.

Historical Trials:

Victorian Children – The defendant is 11 years old and is from a very poor family. She will plead not guilty to the charge of stealing clothing items from a house

Suffragettes – The defendant is a Suffragette. She has been charged with causing malicious damage to a painting in the National Gallery.  She will plead not guilty.

Curriculum links: PSHE, Citizenship, English and Law

Days/Times: Fridays Morning 10am to 12noon Afternoon 1pm to 3pm
Cost: £7.50 per student.  Staff free of charge  – Maximum number per visit 30 students