Year 6 spent Field Day visiting the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham.
On arrival each of the 30 would-be inmates was given a convict number and sentence was duly passed. The guilty were then taken to their cells and experienced life in a 19th century prison – not a pleasant experience. They were allowed out of their dark confinement for a short time and made to exercise in the prison yard under the beady eye of Matron, the Governor’s wife: she who must be obeyed!
The day continued with a CSI-style game involving searching for weapons and examining crime scenes, visits to cells of different vintages and a mock trial in Nottingham’s original courtroom.
Everyone experienced a very informative and enjoyable day, but not many would have relished being a prisoner some 200 years ago!