Scouting for clues to the legal process in Childers Courthouse
CHILDREN from the Childers Cub and Joey Scouts have been on an adventure of a different kind this week.
The children visited the Childers Courthouse and had a tour of the courtroom, and sat on the jury bench, in the witness box, on the magistrate’s chair and stood in the dock.
Parent helper Margie Zea said the children were initially frightened about visiting the Childers courtroom.
“But once they got there they really enjoyed it and had a lot of fun,” she said.
“They don’t have a full understanding of what goes on apart from what they may have seen on TV.
“But it showed them what happens in a courtroom and they had a history tour as well.”
IN COURT: Cub leaders show old pictures of Childers to the fascinated youngsters during the Childers Cub and Joey Scouts’ visit to the courthouse.
(Back, from left) Ethan Haaksma, Lucas Haaksma, Lachlan Stokes, Elio Zea and Jack Stokes, (front) Nicholas Inns, Maximus Inns, Mikaylay Inns and Sophie Wirth on jury duty.
Joeys and Cub Scouts squish into the dock, where their leaders hope they will never stand for real.
“Judge” Sophie Wirth with Jack Stokes looking on at the courthouse.
“Judge Bullamon” tries on the wig.