Students from KS3 and KS4 visited the Manchester Police Museum and learnt about the history of police officers and prison life. Students were given an in depth tour and were able to step back in time to a hidden city of slums and unruly alehouses. They saw what life was like for the police who had served in the past, by exploring where criminals were charged, fingerprinted and the cells where they would often spend the night - sometimes 12 men at a time with nothing but wooden pillows!

The students enjoyed their visit and the building itself was an impressive sight, especially the Magistrate’s Courtroom and showroom.