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Y4 visit to The National Justice Museum

posted 17 May 2019, 03:55 by Lynsie Tuplin
This half term Y4 are learning about crime and punishment in the past and the development of the British legal system. To support this work, they visited the National Justice Musuem. The day began in the courtroom where 1 member of the class was put on trial and all of the others had a role ranging from prosecution barrister to jury to judge to witness! In the end, she was found guilty and sentenced to 3 days in prison! Y4 then went on to look at the difference between adult and youth court and criminal and civil cases. They met a jailer who threatened to remove their hair and teeth if they couldn't pay for their stay in prison and then met Elizabeth Fry who spoke about her attempts at prison reform. A tour of the museum followed including the dungeons and the dark cell. Y4 ended the day by looking at different forms of punishment used in the past.