The Bar Council supported Young Citizens to run The Big Legal Lesson during Justice Week 2020. The aim was for as many schools as possible to teach their students about the Rule of Law and Justice during the week, in a nationwide effort to support the next generation to understand their legal rights and why the law protects us all.
Claire Athis was invited into Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Platt Bridge, Wigan to spend the afternoon with their Year 6 class (10-11 years) talking with them about law, justice, courts and the role of a barrister. The class teacher, Mrs Crawley, had taken part in the Big Legal Lesson initiative and the children had put thought into preparing questions that they wanted to ask . Miss Athis said the children engaged well and it was a fun afternoon!