Sixth Form Students Take on The Law and Parliament
FST Sixth Form students have been busy this week with two exciting trips.
To start off the visits, Year 12 Vocational Students were taken on to Maidstone Crown Court where they took part in a Q&A with Judge Phillip St John-Stevens.
Aaron Beard (pictured) was given the opportunity to try out the judge’s chair and wig but he was soon put in his place and went to stand in the dock.
Mr Prebble said: “The talk was a fascinating insight into the legal process and Judge Phillip made it a memorable day.”
The students finished the trip by watching several live trials and saw first-hand the real workings of a busy crown court.
The Law department took Year 13 Law students to The Houses of Parliament this week.
The trip started with a guided tour through the House of Lords and into the House of Commons. The students saw all the regal splendour and history that Parliament has to offer.
After the tour, the students took part in a debating workshop and how to speak as a MP in the Commons. The day was finished off with a talk and Q&A session with the MP for Maidstone and the Weald, Helen Grant, who later shared photos of the workshop on her Twitter account.