Four third grade classes tried Goldilocks and the Big Bad Wolf during two days of mock trials before District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti on May 10 at noon and 1 p.m., and May 11 at noon and 1p.m. in courtroom 10C at the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Ave.
Big Bad Wolf testified in the case on how his legendary bluster allegedly got out of hand. Goldilocks, charged with breaking and entering and robbery, took the stand in her own defense, sporting her trademark golden curls. The third-graders from Las Vegas Day School, wore costumes, acted out roles and made their case in a real courtroom.
The court has been involved with doing mock trials as a way to teach students at early age about the justice system and what good and bad choices lead to. “These mock trials… will be a fun way to get third-graders thinking about the justice system, their choices and about potential careers,” said Judge Togliatti. “It’s never too early to get children thinking about these things; they are lessons that will stay with them for a long time, and hopefully have a positive influence on them.”
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