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Modern Studies goes to court!
On Friday 24th January, Miss Syme’s National Modern Studies class got the chance to visit Dumfries Sheriff Court. The reason we went to the court was because we are learning about Crime and the Law in class, which includes learning about different types of courts and the punishments you can receive from them. During our visit, we toured the building, spoke to lots of members of staff about their roles (including police officers, a Procurator Fiscal and a Sheriff) and we even got to experience what it is like for any accused men/women when they appear in court. 
Everybody in class had their own opinion about the best part of the afternoon, with the majority saying that observing trials was the most interesting part. Others said they liked being handcuffed and also having the chance to speak to a Sheriff. As a class, we would like to say a huge thank you to PC Currie and all of the court staff for giving us a tour as well as the Sheriff for taking the time to speak to us about his job and answer our questions.
Written by Jack Hardie (S4)