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Liverpool Boys High School students impress at Sydney Law School


25 October 2012

On Thursday 11 October, the Sydney University Law Society (SULS) and Compass hosted students from Liverpool Boys High School at a Sydney Law School experience day.

The group of boys from Years 9 - 12 included students in the Refugee Transition Program, as well as others pursuing an interest in legal studies. The day began with a mock trial in the Moot Court at the Law School. SULS had created a scenario that allowed the students to take on the various roles in a criminal court case - plaintiff and defendant, witnesses, jury, and judge. Isabelle Youssef, incoming SULS president, was impressed with the students' level of knowledge and their ability to interrogate witness statements in the jury room.

After justice had been served, the students set off in small groups on a scavenger hunt, navigating themselves through various locations around the campus.

In both these activities they were joined by SULS staff and student volunteers, who quickly formed a rapport with the boys that was effective in the afternoon session on university pathways. The small groups of five to six students and a SULS volunteer meant that students could ask questions and share experiences relevant to their particular educational background and profile.

The Compass program's activities for high school students are designed to further develop interest in lifelong learning, while also helping students and teachers gather they information they need to pursue opportunities in higher education. Compass and SULS are pleased to partner in a number of initiatives to provide support and information to students from low socio-economic status backgrounds.

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You can see photos of the day in our Media Gallery.