We closed last week with a fantastic visit from ‘Street Law’, who came in to teach us about the criminal justice system in this country, by putting Goldilocks on trial! Children in each class were given roles to play, and had a lot of fun putting the wigs on to be lawyers, or police helmet for PC Plod. We heard the charges against ‘the accused’, cross-examined the witnesses, listened to closing statements from the defence and prosecution lawyers and voted as a jury whether Goldilocks was guilty or not guilty. This lead to some really interesting discussions (using some very technical language-criminal damage, precedent, criminal intent). We learnt a lot about how the criminal justice system works, and who does what in the courtroom (the children were disappointed to find out that, as the jury, they didn’t have the power to decide Goldilocks’ punishment-that power rested with the judge!).