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A new website aimed at teaching democracy and justice to youngsters as part of the national curriculum has been unveiled by the by Justice MinisterBridget Prentice and the Attorney General Baroness Scotland QC.
The interactive website, called Your Justice Your World, has been designed to help young people understand the significance of the justice system as part of the Citizenship curriculum, which all schools are required to teach.
Baroness Scotland said: “Legal education is not just for aspiring lawyers, law and justice are for everyone. I believe that helping young people understand our legal system is critical to our efforts to build a safe and well functioning society for the future.”
The site, which will be rolled out to schools across England and Wales at both primary and secondary levels from September 2009, centres around a virtual town called Crownford Rise.
As part of their citizenship modules, students aged between seven and 16-years-old follow the lives of the town’s inhabitants and get to consider a range of situations covering all aspects of criminal, civil and family law.
Elsewhere, more than 300 A-level students celebrated their graduation from the £1.5 million Pathways to Law initiative spearheaded by the College of Law.
The project is aimed at encouraging bright students from state schools to develop their interest in law through workshops and mentoring schemes.
Scotland, who handed out certificates to the graduates at a ceremony on 9 July, said: “This is a fantastic programme which helps cultivate the raw talent we have growing at our schools across the country and show them that they are more than capable to carve out a career in law.”