Prep I have been studying the story of Jack and the Beanstalk as part of their topic on Plants. Today we set up our very own court room and put the character of Jack on trial for theft. We had witnesses in the form of the giant, the giant’s wife, Jack’s mother and even Jack’s teacher. We had a jury of 12 and of course Jack himself. Judge Davies questioned each witness and Jack himself about exactly what occurred in the castle at the top of the Beanstalk and then each juror decided if Jack was ‘guilty’ or ‘not guilty.’

The vote went 7-5 in favour of finding Jack ‘guilty’ of theft and he was sentenced to life imprisonment!

Prep I thoroughly enjoyed this activity and it gave them a great opportunity to discuss Jack’s actions and if he really was the ‘hero’ of the famous fairy tale. 

Jack’s on Trial in Prep I

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