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A day of judgement!

Year 10 enjoy an exciting careers day.

On Tuesday 1st March, Year 10 scholars had an exciting day with Judge Horton learning about the challenging decisions made by jurors every day in this country. We are thrilled that the Judge is also going to be our Character Ambassador and will be continuing to support events over the coming months and years.

Supported by a community team, students talked through a number of cases, analysed the evidence and made judgements around the sentences given. They were undoubtedly challenged by the balance between making the right decision for the victims but also considering the impact on the families of the perpetrator in each situation. Their eyes were opened to the array of sentences open to judges in the cases over which they preside, but they quickly developed the ability to weigh up the pros and cons in each situation.

Mrs Wilcox said: “This is the third activity that these students have experienced around futures and careers and they are building an impressive range of skills. The exceptional series of workshops with DHL and the work that they are doing with our scholars' lead, there is some phenomenal talent coming through. I genuinely can't wait to see what happens in the future!”