Throughout the Spring Term, we have been learning about the history of crime and punishment in the UK. Starting with Roman Britain, we then went on a chronological journey through the ages, passing through the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, stopping off at the Normans, moving onto Medieval and Tudor Britain before finally finishing with Victorian Britain and the 21st Century.
Over the past few months, we learnt about many examples of crimes - some well-known, while others less common - and how society, in the period studied, would punish the accused.
To provide a fantastic finish to our learning, we went to the National Justice Museum in Nottingham. This allowed us to witness, at first hand, several of the typical types of punishments (and instruments for punishment) used throughout British history.
The learning in the classroom, naturally, was exciting and fun - but the best learning took place in the cells and courtrooms in Nottingham. With expert characters and our own personal guide, we were able to extend our learning and ask a whole variety of questions to the 'crime and punishment' specialists, providing us with a much deeper understanding of the law and justice system here in the UK.
Thanks to our parents for supporting our trip - it really was a brilliant day!