Supporting British Values and Careers Enrichment in the North West

Written by: Elmtree Press

School trips are invited to learn more about the law and justice system and the history of crime and punishment through time with engaging courtroom workshops.

The National Centre for Citizenship and the Law (NCCL) offer unique school trips for learners using real courtrooms in Manchester and Bolton. Programmes are delivered at the Civil Justice Centre and Crown Court in Manchester and at Bolton Magistrates’ Court.  We also work in close partnership with Greater Manchester Police Museum and People’s History Museum. All activities aim to engage, inspire and motivate learners.  

An interactive courtroom workshop is used to engage young people and encourage them to think about their responsibilities as active citizens. Students gain a new insight into the realities and consequences of committing a crime.

Workshops are suitable for KS1, 2, 3 and 4 pupils as well as college and university students. Activities include: The History of Crime and Punishment, The Trial of Goldilocks and Court in Session.

Where possible, students will be given the opportunity to meet and talk to a legal professional such as a barrister or judge which helps to widen access to the profession and inspire future career aspirations in the law.

Our legal education sessions aim to:

•    Support crime prevention through a deeper understanding of the justice system

•    Build confidence and self-esteem

•    Improve motivation and engagement by bringing subjects such as law and history to life

To book an inspiring  school trip to a courtroom in Manchester or Bolton please contact Kath our Learning Manager:

Tel: 07912 000 493


The NCCL also deliver a variety of courtroom workshops and activities for KS2, 3,4,5 and Further/Higher Education groups.  Please visit to find out more.