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Our Secondary School sessions cover history and citizenship topics, allowing pupils to learn via roleplay, discussion and investigation.
At the Workhouse KS3/4 students roleplay both the inmates and Guardians in ' Who deserves what? You decide' and make a judgement for themselves as to whether the workhouse system was fair or not. A level students can investigate the effects of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act through primary source material and secondary information.
At the Courthouse groups can re-enact both historic and modern court cases and are led in discussions to consider the process of court proceedings and the fate of the accused. Modern cases demonstrate to young people the process of modern Youth Court cases and the consequences of crime for the individual.
At the Prison & Police Museum KS3/4 students learn about punishment in Victorian times and compare aspects of contemporary and historic policing on guided tours of our ancient prison building.
Please download our Education Programme from this page and contact our Learning & Access Officer to discuss your needs and book on: 01765 690799 or email [email protected]
Most punishments before the Victorian period were physical, from the stocks through whipping and hard labour to transportation and execution.