School Trips at National Justice Museum Education at the Royal Courts of Justice
National Justice Museum
We deliver Public Legal Education by using real buildings, real objects and real people to engage, inspire and motivate learners. The stimulating, historic and professional environment of the Royal Courts of Justice is ideal for hands-on learning about crime, punishment, law and justice.
What will students gain from a visit with National Justice Museum?
• Improved analytical and critical thinking skills
• Deeper understanding of the law and justice systems of both past and present
• Full understanding of the different roles within a courtroom
• Increased aspirations towards careers in the law
• Improved public speaking and debating skills
• An understanding of crime and punishment through time
• An understanding of their role as responsible citizens
Why are National Justice Museum great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Educational Visits with National Justice Museum at the Royal Courts of Justice are immersive and unique. The majestic Royal Courts of Justice houses both the Court of Appeal and the High Court with over 80 courtrooms in total. High profile cases are still heard within the courtrooms today. During an educational visit, groups can explore and discover these key spaces and learn more about the different cases which are heard here.
An interactive courtroom workshop is used to engage young people and encourage them to think about their responsibilities as active citizens. Students take on various roles as they prepare for and enact a trial based on a real case in a real working courtroom. Through these legal education workshops, learners gain an insight into the realities and consequences of committing a crime and gain a broader understanding of the justice system of past and present. We offer a choice of historical and contemporary cases appropriate for different key stages and topics.
Legal professionals such as judges, barristers and solicitors are actively involved in the programme, participating in question and answer sessions about their career paths and experiences of the criminal and civil justice systems. This helps to increase understanding of career opportunities in the legal profession and how to access them. Legal professionals and law student volunteers act as aspirational role models.
Sessions support: History, Law, Citizenship, PSHE, SMSC, British Values, Enrichment, Sociology, Criminology, English, Drama and more
Activities available during group visits
Activities are available for KS2 through to University level and include: Mock trials, tours, debates and more! We actively engage learners and our sessions provide a suitable challenge to all, whilst encouraging an interest in the law. Students will enhance not only knowledge but a core set of skills linked to various subject areas.
Topics of choice include Victorian Children, Cyberbullying, Suffragettes, Freedom of Religion, Joint Enterprise and more.
What size groups do you cater for?
20- 35 learners per session
Is there first aid on site?
The group will need their own first aider.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Please make us aware of any learners with additional needs. We do our best to accommodate all groups and can tailor sessions to meet the needs of the group.
- Risk Assessments
- Inspection Visits
- Free Places for Teachers
- Bursaries or Funded Places Available
- LOtC Quality Badge
★★★★★ , Acton College
"Students drew on skills not necessarily utilised in the classroom environment"
★★★★★ , The Davenant School
"Learning brought to life!"
★★★★★ , Weston College
"Students are in awe of their surroundings at the Royal Courts of Justice...Amazing afternoon at the RCJ with an inspiring mock trial"
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