On the 23rd of November, ten year thirteen Sociology students and nineteen year thirteen Psychology students attended the annual trip to the Nottingham Crown courts. Accompanied by Mr Hull and Miss Elks, students were checked through security and proceeded to attend a variety of real life court room situations. These included a sentencing resulting from diminished responsibility during a murder case, drug-related trials and examination of eye witnesses. Students were exposed to the reality of the legal system and were able to make links to various areas of content, including eye witness testimony, issues and debates, empiricism and jury decision making (to name but a few).
After a lunch hour in Nottingham city centre, students were then asked to complete a media project. This involved taking pictures to illustrate concepts from both courses, in order to promote wider thinking around their subjects. Students remained professional and inquisitive throughout the duration of the trip; a testament to their hard work and genuine passion for their subjects.
The Christmas market was of course an added bonus!