Old Magistrate Court and Victorian Police Museum

On Friday 3 May, the Year 10 Law and Order classes went on an excursion to get a firsthand look at how the legal system works. We started the say at Mount Waverely station, taking the train into the city. After a short walk, we arrived at the Old Melbourne Gaol.

We waited in the lobby outside the Gaol, excited about what the day had in store. After about twenty minutes, we headed to the Old Magistrate Court. There, we got to play different roles in a mock trial, like the judge, tipstaff, and witnesses. It was an interesting way to see how courtrooms operate and understand the legal process better.

After the court session, we took a leisurely walk to the Police Headquarters, where the Police Museum is located. Inside, we explored exhibits that showcased the history of law enforcement in Melbourne. It gave us a deeper insight into how the police work and how crime prevention has evolved over time.

At the end of the day, we made our way back to the train station, reflecting on everything we had learned. It sparked some interesting discussions about the legal system and its complexities. overall, the excursion was both educational and engaging, giving us a better understanding of justice and law enforcement in the real world.

by Amy W (10H)