On Tuesday 12th March, Year 4 put their knowledge of their most recent topic into action as they headed to The National Justice Museum in Nottingham. When they got there, their first task was to act out a court trial that happened over 100 years ago. Annabelle played the part of the defendant, Isabella Makin. Everyone had to put forward evidence to be heard to decide whether she was guilty or not guilty. After much deliberation, the jury ruled in favour of not guilty (6 votes not guilty, 5 votes guilty).
Afterwards, Year 4 looked around the old gaol and were shown some of the cells that prisoners were forced to live in. They didn't have any windows! Luckily, we met John Howard, who said he was here looking to reform the prisons, making them a better place to live in.
Finally, they went to the old police station where they looked at several different items that had been used by police forces over the years and the children had to guess what the items were and what they were used for.