Pupils’ visit to city sheriff court
A group of S3 modern studies pupils from Cathkin High school attended Glasgow Sheriff Court for a class outing.
The students have been learning about the criminal justice system as part of a crime and the law unit, and decided to witness the law in action first hand.
They watched some sentencing take place and observed part of a criminal jury trial in a courtroom.
Afterwards, pupils spoke very highly of the trip and agreed they had learned a lot.
Class teacher John Donnelly said: “The visit was a great complement to what we have been learning in class and really brought the law to life.
“In class the pupils have been taking part in a mock trial so it has been really valuable to witness it all directly, it will be a great help to the pupils when they sit their exams next year.
“We’re very grateful to the court and in particular Lynne Pettigrew who helped arrange the visit and hopefully it can become a permanent fixture in the school calendar.”
Court in the act Cathkin pupils paid a trip to Glasgow Sheriff Court