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Stoke Damerel Community College

Year 10 and 12 Bodmin Jail trip

The History department took 45 Year 10 GCSE History students and 4 of our Year 12 A Level History students for a guided tour of Bodmin Jail.

The students were led around the jail 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, Year 12 student 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 of their course.