The teachers gave us a task of studying the Gold Rush and wanted us to find who had it toughest during the gold rush. We had five groups: Australian
miners, children, women, indigenous groups, and immigrants. On Wednesday 8 November, we had a very important judge come into our classroom and listen
to the five groups argue about who had it toughest during the Gold Rush. The judge was strict but kind and the court room was quiet most of the time,
except the pairs who were arguing about their case. All of the arguments were great and most people enjoyed their time in the court with Judge Watson.
After all the pairs had a turn to argue their case, the teachers allowed all the groups to re-gather and each group had time to write a bit more of
their arguments. After about five minutes the groups went back to the court and argued their case. In the end everyone enjoyed this experience. I especially
loved being able to listen to the other group’s arguments.
By Scarlet Lau