Pupils’ visit to city sher­iff court

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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

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