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Year 12 and 13 Vocational Students visit the Crown Court

Year 12 and 13 vocational students visited Crown Court in Maidstone on 23rd January for the Rights and Responsibilities unit of their course. 

After going through security checks students were shown around a courtroom, they were shown where the prosecution, defence, judge, jury and defendants sit and what to expect when in the court. Technology plays a big part in the court system as video link is widely used and all proceedings are recorded.

They experienced a variety of cases including robbery, murder, assault and smuggling.

The trip was to help their understanding of why we have a criminal justice system and how it works. The highlight for many was when one judge put out a tannoy for the school; he then gave them a few words of wisdom on how to avoid making the wrong choices in life.