As part of their A level law studies Tavistock College law students have all attended court this term. Year 12 law students visited Plymouth Magistrates Court, where they were welcomed by local magistrates who accompanied them during a morning in court, seeing a wide variety of cases, from drugs possession to assault and actual bodily harm. These cases illustrated many key principles of the criminal justice system and were a real introduction to the actuality of court life. Year 13 students went to Plymouth Crown Court, seeing the more serious criminal offences, and were fortunate to have Judge Galloway, a highly experienced barrister and Recorder, clear the court to welcome the students and explain his role in the system. His descriptions of memorable cases were riveting and students left with a much greater understanding of the criminal court system.
Mrs Harris and Mrs Lay