Dunmow students are back in the dock

PUBLISHED: 09:30 28 November 2009 | UPDATED: 07:28 30 May 2010

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STUDENTS at The Helena Romanes School got the chance to see how the law works as part of the school s Specialist Humanities College programme. Year 11 pupils spent a morning exploring the issue of Human Rights and experienced how a court functions. Year

STUDENTS at The Helena Romanes School got the chance to see how the law works as part of the school's Specialist Humanities College programme.

Year 11 pupils spent a morning exploring the issue of Human Rights and experienced how a court functions.

Year 12 and 13 Law students and teaching staff set up a Mock Trial in which Year 11 pupils were able to act as jurors. The audience had to behave as if in a real court.

Those taking part wore costumes and the students voted on whether they agreed with the jury's decision. Deputy headteacher Sue Forde acted as Judge.

Citizenship co-ordinator, Christine Horton, said: "The aim of the morning was to make students aware of their citizenship responsibilities, in that in order for Human Rights to be upheld and justice to be maintained we all have our part to play."

Pictured, the students who acted as barristers, lawyers and witnesses. Standing, from left, Ben Dorman, Divya Beeharry, Abbigail Woolcott. Sitting, from left, Kate Irvine, Sue Forde and Olivia Gibson

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