Primary school students take flight as legal eagles

Posted by ap507 at Mar 27, 2014 10:55 AM |
Students from the School of Law provide give primary school children an insight into critical legal issues

On Friday 21 March the University saw 65 primary school children visit as part of the final stage in a Higher Education Academy (HEA) funded project entitled ‘Developing Legal Literacy With Children In Key Stage 2’ - but renamed ‘The Leicester Legal Eagles Project’ by the 30 Law students involved. 

Students from the School of Law have devised and run 5 workshops in St Peters School Market Bosworth - whose head teacher is a Leicester Law graduate - teaching children about critical issues including human rights, animal rights, libel and slander, negligence and criminal responsibility.

The project was overseen by Dr Dawn Watkins, Senior Lecturer in Law.

The aim was to develop workshops that can be run in a wider number of schools in the future, in line with the University’s strategy. 

The day started at 8:50am and finished at 12:50pm, where the children were presented with certificates.

For more information see here.

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