Can you call someone a "cremated croquette"? Why does a judge wear a toga anyway? Can you just buy sweets in Germany? And what can you do if a classmate accuses you on Facebook of stealing a Cito test? These are questions that are discussed with primary school pupils during guest lectures in primary schools. A good understanding of the rule of law is essential, especially among our future generation of citizens. With this in mind, Jasper Krommendijk and his students give guest lessons on the rule of law to children in grades 7 and 8. These lessons on freedom and equality contribute to constitutional awareness. Pupils are shown the Constitution and learn that they enjoy fundamental rights and freedoms vis-à-vis the government. This lesson at the Driemaster is the last of a triptych and includes a simulation of a court hearing. Jasper says: "It is great to see how young children can become so absorbed in their roles during a simulation of a court case, especially if they are wearing a toga. The whole class stands up respectfully when the judges enter. Incredible too how children already have a keen sense of justice.'
Location: primary school de Driemaster, group 6/7 and group 7/8