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Topical Tuesdays: Time for Justice – KS2 News Story and Reading and Writing Activity Sheet from The Week Junior

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On 23 April, 39 sub-postmasters who had been found guilty of committing crimes were declared innocent after winning a court case. The mistake is thought to be the worst failure of justice by UK courts in recent history.

This resources pack includes an article from The Week Junior magazine, along with a sheet of activities designed to get children thinking, talking and writing about what the story means to them.

Activities include:

  • You may want to believe that the law always comes to the right decision in the end but, in reality, is it the case that the richer you are, the better your chances are of getting away with bad behaviour? Should lawyers have stronger powers to hold all people to account, including big business? What do you think?
  • Write a recount of a time when you weren’t believed, even when you were telling the truth.
  • Write a letter to letters, thanking them for everything they have done for us over the last 180 years.
  • There are many jobs linked to upholding the law. Name three or four of them and write a two- or three-sentence summary of what each job involves.

Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download here.

What is The Week Junior?

The Week Junior magazine looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.

To find out more about The Week Junior and to download its free resources, please go to schools.theweekjunior.co.uk.

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