Active Mark
Telephone / Fax: 01159 258 548 / 01159 257 329     Email:
Bramcote Church Of England (Aided) Primary School, Hanley Avenue, Bramcote, Nottingham, NG9 3HE
Head Teacher: Mrs S Meredith    Business Manager: Mrs W Gill

Class 6’s trip to The Galleries Of Justice.

12 February 2015

In the morning, we arrived at the Galleries of Justice and met our guide for the day, Becci. She gave us a brief overview of the day and then led us off to the lunch room. We then proceeded to an old courtroom where we commenced in our first activity… Victorian CSI.

We were told that a murder had taken place in Narrowmarsh, a dangerous slum village. We investigated in the murder, but in the end we could not collect enough evidence to solve the case. The murder, we were told, was based on a real case believed to been committed by Jack the Ripper around 1888 in London.

After a short break, we were off on our tour of the buildings which started with a re-enactment of Valentine Marshelle’s court hearing. Then we went down a set of stone steps where we saw different crimes and punishments through the years. At the end of the room there was a ‘wax’ jailer (or so we thought!). When he started shouting at us we realised he was not wax (and so we screamed). After the jailer had taken us on (a rather a long) tour of the jails, we stepped out into the exercise yard where we were immediately greeted by ‘The Matron’ who insisted on silence throughout the yard. After a few laps of it, we excitedly hurried down the steps to the dark cells and pits.

Soon after lunch we went to a disused police station where we did object handling. There were five stations. Each station had different objects to handle. They included; things to wear (strait jackets, police hats and uniforms); restraint equipment (handcuffs, leg irons and shackles) and things to call other police men (a megaphone and a whistle).
Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed their trip.

"I enjoyed going down to the dungeons and learning about what it was like for the prisoners.” Jasmine

“Scary but awesome!” Everyone in year 6 agrees.
By Bart and Dan

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can click the link below to disable cookies, otherwise, we'll assume you're happy to continue
Close This Notice

Disable Cookies | 3rd Party Data Processors