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Mayor's Fund For London

Theatre of Law

A criminal record is a significant factor in ruling out job applications. We aim to inspire young people to think about the judicial system in a positive way and understand how they can take a role in its delivery to influence their communities and change outcomes for themselves and their peers. Working across primary and secondary schools in disadvantaged areas that have higher than average recorded youth crime, Theatre of Law uses drama to engage young people in the law. By teaching the British Justice system and using the real courtroom spaces within the Royal Courts of Justice, Theatre of Law is an innovative way to address crime prevention. The project also educates young people about their role in society and aims to inspire them to pursue a career in law.

“Working with young people to understand the law and their role in society at an early age is essential to ensure they play a full part in London’s future. Theatre of Law meets this need and promotes social and emotional skills that underpin effective learning and positive behaviour.”

Matthew Patten, CEO

Our Impact

90% of teachers rate the new Theatre of Law toolkit as 8/10 or better

2,250 pupils have visited the Royal Courts of Justice

Other Programmes

We exist to give disadvantaged young Londoners the skills and opportunities to get a decent job, escape the threat of poverty and play a part in London’s future as the greatest city on Earth. Our work reaches every London borough. Our programmes are on track to reach 50,000 more young people in the capital’s most disadvantaged communities.

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