Children from around Victoria attended the Supreme Court today for a tour and activities as part of the Court’s school holiday program.
The young students and their families took a guided tour of the historic Trial Division building, the century-old courtyard and the beautiful library. They also visited Banco, courtroom 1, where they learnt about the legal process and took part in a mock trial, acting as lawyers, witnesses, jurors and the accused.
The Supreme Court program, aimed at primary school students, runs most school holidays. The activities allow students, and their parents, to learn about what the Court does and its rich heritage in a constructive way, without being overwhelmed or confronted by the serious work of the Supreme Court.
For those that missed out this time, there are many other ways to get involved. The school holiday program is only one small part of the Court’s community engagement program. The Court is open to the public during the week, and opens its doors for activities, talks and tours throughout the year for major events such as Courts Open Day and Open House Melbourne.
The Court also runs an Education Program for year 11 and 12 Legal Studies students which hosts daily excursions throughout the year.
Find out more and get involved
For more information about the Court’s school holiday program, look out on Eventbrite in the weeks leading up to school holidays or contact firstname.lastname@example.org@ofni .