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Year 10 History students visit Bodmin Jail

The History department took a group of Year 10 GCSE History students for a guided tour of Bodmin Jail today.

The students were led around the jail led by Heritage Guides learning fascinating facts about the Bloody Code and the change in prisons over the 1800’s-1900s including the use of punishments and the role of public executions.

Gracie, said, “To see how prisons have developed historically was really insightful, it was also interesting to see how our perception of crime and punishment has changed. Moreover, seeing how we could potentially improve modern systems was really intriguing."

Our students behaved really well - asking and answering questions and really taking the opportunity to extend their knowledge.