The education team at the National Justice Museum are taking their interactive workshops on tour to real, working courtrooms around the country to educate pupils about the law and justice system.
For the first time, the museum’s educational visits will use real courtrooms to help tell the story of law and order in authentic spaces and through intriguing real-life events.
For years, the team have been delivering their learning programmes at the National Justice Museum in Nottingham, at the Royal Courts of Justice and the Rolls Building in London, and at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Greater Manchester Police Museum in the North West.
Now, the museum is taking to the road to bring these award-winning education sessions to even more locations from October 2022. Sessions are now available in real courtrooms in Aldershot, Birmingham, Portsmouth, Chelmsford, and the Isle of Wight, with more locations being announced soon throughout 2023.
The workshop allows pupils to explore a contemporary or historical court case in a real courtroom. They will prepare and present a trial, taking on all the courtroom roles, reach a verdict and explore sentencing options.
With workshops ranging from contemporary themes like cyberbullying to historical topics including the suffragette movement, the sessions explore British values, citizenship and PSHE for Key Stage 2 – 5 students.
A 25% discount on the cost of the visit is also available for eligible schools – teachers should enquire about this when making the booking.