Last week, the Year 10 Commerce students visited the NSW Parliament House and the Justice and Police Museum. The Purpose of this excursion was to show
the students how laws are made in NSW by visiting Parliament and to gain a better understanding of how important Government can be in their lives.
The students also performed a role-play of passing a Bill through the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council.
When we visited the Justice and Police Museum in the afternoon, the students were exposed to a famous criminal case known as the 'Girl in the Pyjamas'
murder. This was the first significant case where Forensic Odontology (dental forensics) was used. The class then meet one of the Police Public Prosecutors
who gave a fantastic talk about his role. To finish the day, we participated in a role-play concerning a drink driving case where the class played
out the actual functions of a trial of someone who was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol (0.121) and convicted to one month jail
which was suspended for 2 years and incurred a $1,200 fine.