Mock Trial: The Case of Jonny Rotten

6A have had the most amazing opportunity today! We were granted access to Ipswich Crown Court to perform our very own mock trial. A very special and unique experience given many adults haven’t had the opportunity to see inside a real court before! 

With confidence, flare and imagination, 6A acted out their courtroom drama. Many of them had spent their own time editing their lines, thinking about props and producing impressive articles and drawings. Their effort was outstanding and they left the Judge very impressed (and with a high score and a chance of getting into the final of the competition)!
The children were incredible and a real credit to the school. They dressed in real gowns and wigs, sat where real criminals have sat and got to quiz a real Judge about his best, most interesting and most difficult cases.
Here are just a few of the things children said after their visit:

I can’t believe I was a judge! I sat where they sit; a memorable experience that I will treasure for a life-time, even though I’m not sure about horse-hair wigs!

It was a sensational performance that our class presented to a real judge. 

It was awesome that we were in a real courtroom and we heard some funny and some serious stories – especially the one about the pineapples!

It was a once in a lifetime experience and I’m very lucky to have had the opportunity. I can’t believe Jonny Rotten stole my bike!

It wasn’t what I had in mind, but it was amazing nonetheless. I loved it when we asked the judge about his favourite court case, and he told us the whole story.

Today, I felt the experience was amazing! I sat where a real usher would sit. Even though I felt very nervous, I enjoyed it very much.

It was extremely fun and I loved seeing everyone in their costumes. The courtroom was a lovely environment, and everyone there was kind and smiling, no matter how serious their jobs actually were.

It was a once in a lifetime experience. I couldn’t have wanted it any other way. I’m glad Jonny Rotten didn’t get away with the crime!

It was nothing like I expected. I thought it might be like the Houses of Parliament, but it was actually really modern inside. I loved every bit of the experience, even though I was found guilty.

It was an indescribable experience – one I will never forget.

The trip was breathtaking – the ability to sit in a real courtroom, and witness how a real trial would go down, was exhilarating.

*Although we are strictly not allowed to post any photos from court on the internet, there will be a small display of photos in the classroom