Theatre of Law project opens up the legal system

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

Primary schools from across London are being asked to sign up to this year’s Theatre of Law project.

The initiative is part-funded by the Mayor’s Fund for London and gives pupils an insight into the workings of the justice system.

It is delivered by the National Centre for Citizenship and the Law, which has an education team based at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

The project aims to improve pupils’ understanding of the law and the contemporary justice system. The project consists of two days – one at school and one at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Pupils work on creative crime stories inspired by real cases, learn about the consequences of crime, write scripts to prepare for their mock trial at the Royal Courts of Justice and debate punishments.

The project aims to improve participants’ knowledge and understanding of the justice system and the consequences of what happens when someone breaks the law. It helps pupils gain an insight into the workings of the justice system and the roles of legal professionals, encouraging students to raise their aspirations to see the law and related areas as a future career possibility.

The project also includes resources for schools. Theatre of Law is available for primary schools across London with above average free school meal eligibility. The project is part-funded meaning that schools have to contribute £9 per-pupil.

  • Schools interested in taking part in future workshops can contact london@nccl.org.uk or call
    020 7947 7047.


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