Sam Johnson, Primary Outreach Officer, welcomed pupils from St Edwards RC Primary and Brecknock Primary School to the Little Titchfield Street site, where the children completed a range of activities to introduce law and university life, helped by student ambassadors and University staff.
Following this, pupils attended a mini-lecture on the Magna Carta delivered by Leon Harris and took part in a role-play with the character of King John. Pupils then spent time in seminars, developed by Jim Carlberg of the Outreach team, working through a range of debating activities and further exploring the injustices found in current news stories.
After lunch, pupils took part in a 'moot', or mock trial, written by Richard Earle of Westminster Law School, with the children playing the roles of barristers and a jury. Judge James Tayler from the London Central Employment tribunal oversaw the session. One teacher described the moot as “a great first-hand experience of a court – a unique experience!”
After the moot, the children were photographed with the judge in the mock court-room before returning to school. Speaking about the day, two children said, “I enjoyed the day, it was very fun and intense!” and “it was a real stretch for our minds.”
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