Following hot on the heels of their visit to the Supreme Court earlier this week, the Year 8 Scholars spent some time considering the role of the Court in more detail. Following a short video and explanation by Head of Politics Ms Powis-Holt, the students engaged in a practical exercise.
They reviewed an actual case which had come before the Court involving the circumstances under which it was legitimate for the state to keep a record of an individuals DNA. The task was not only enjoyed by the students but gave them an insight into how the Court attempts to interpret the law.
What makes this case particularly noteworthy is the tangible impact it had on the legislative landscape. The Court’s judgment in this instance played a pivotal role in catalysing a substantial reform of the relevant legislation by Parliament, highlighting the profound influence of the Supreme Court on shaping our legal framework.