On Friday 3 December, Ms Porter and Mr Roberts took Year 13 Sociology & Law students on an insider-tour of the Royal Courts of Justice in London, led by a former crime journalist. Students saw the legal costume display – including the judge’s infamous ‘black cap’, worn when passing death sentences – an original transcript of Guy Fawkes’ trial (in Latin!) and the ‘Bear Garden’, nicknamed by Queen Victoria.
The group then moved on to the Old Bailey and heard details of its fascinating history, as well as the famous trials and gruesome executions that have taken place there. Finally, there was even an opportunity to observe live criminal trials, when students had the chance to see the criminal courts in action.
Thank-you to Ms Porter and Mr Roberts, and to the students for their excellent attitude throughout.