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Using the platform of a  court case, pupils at Charlton House School, explored who was responsible for the sinking of the Titanic. The trial, which was dramatized in the school gym,  offered all Key Stage 2 pupils the opportunity  to expand their learning and thinking skills.

Year 5 and 6 pupils were given a court case scenario and provided with information about the key protagonists and organisations involved. Using the knowledge  they had accumulated within lessons, the children  then debated the reasons why various people or companies may have been blamed for the event. It was very interesting listening to the pupils argue the cases for and against each character and the standard of speaking and listening on display was exceptional.

Despite his convincing protestations, the court case resulted in Bruce Ismay, the owner of White Star Lines, being found guilty of negligence.