The National Justice Museum's 'unique' courtroom workshops are coming to Winchester - but for a limited time only.

Museum bosses are branching out from their London base at the Royal Courts of Justice, bringing their hugely successful courtroom workshops to Winchester Crown Court for one week only this July.

The 'inspirational' learning sessions offer children and young people a unique opportunity to gain hands-on understanding of the law and justice.

These two-hour courtroom workshops 'bring the law to life' through authentic and learning experiences. Students learn about the justice system, law and society and explore real cases in a real courtroom.

They will prepare and present a trial, taking on all the courtroom roles including judge, jury, barristers, witnesses, and defendant. The jury members will reach their verdict and the judge will decide upon the most appropriate sentence from a range of sentencing options.

Gill Brailey, director of learning for the National Justice Museum, said: "We know from feedback how much schools value being able to visit a real courtroom to prepare and deliver a real trial. It’s such a unique way to discover how our courtrooms work, what all the people in a courtroom do, and have the opportunity to decide the outcome of the case they have chosen to explore. There’s even the opportunity to question judges and barristers during the visit for anyone that might have ambitions to take up a legal career. This week will be a very special one for local schools."

Workshops range from contemporary themes like Cyberbullying to historical topics including the suffragette movement and are available for students key stage 2–5. Special rates are available to schools with high percentages of free school meals.

These workshops are only available from Monday 4 to Friday 8 July. For more information, email or call 0115 993 9811