Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College Year 12 students pictured in court with District Judge Daniel Curtis.
Twelve Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College Year 12 Sociology students spent the morning at Grimsby Magistrates Court at the invitation of District Judge Daniel Curtis.
A core theme with the A Level Sociology course is 'Crime and Deviance; with a specialist focus on crime control, surveillance, prevention and punishment, victims, and the role of the criminal justice system and other agencies.' The visit provided a valuable first-hand experience of how the local judicial system serves the local community.
The students observed, as visitors of the court, a number of hearings and were provided a briefing, by serving court usher Susan Broderick, on the purpose and procedures of the court and the respective roles of the court administrators, magistrates and judges.
Sarah Grant, A Level Sociology Teacher, said: "This trip was a fantastic experience for the students. The practical knowledge gained by being able to see real life court cases in session is invaluable to the students. It allows them to witness everything that they learn within the Crime and Deviance topic areas being put into practice."
Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College students visit Grimsby Magistrates Court. They are pictured with Court Usher Susan Broderick.