Law Day is May 1st and it was created by the American Bar Association to educate people about the legal system as well as to appreciate the freedom we have. This year’s Law Day topic is the Magna Carta, Magna Carta, meaning ‘The Great Charter’, is one of the most famous documents in the world. Originally issued by King John of England as a practical solution to the political crisis he faced in 1215, Magna Carta established for the first time the principle that everybody, including the king, was subject to the law.
With staff, members of the Red Hook Youth Court discussed the topic of Magna Carta and staff asked the youth court members to create poems describing the Magna Carta. Earlier this month, the Youth Court Members presented extremely creative and informative poems and some even created songs with catchy choruses. But the fun did not stop there, the members also had a very intense debate about whether or not uniforms should be required in schools or not. The kids each appropriately and confidently provided their reasons for being either for or against this topic. The event turned out great and the kids had a lot of fun! The youth court members were very encouraging of one another and did a great job presenting! Please check out a poem from one of our members below and please stay tuned for more of our upcoming events!
Magna Carta by Mohamed
Guess who wrote Magna CartaIt was not Sparta
It was to lay down the law
It left many people in awe
At the time it was one of the best
Criminals put that test
Magna Carta Holy Grail
just like Jay-Z it didn’t fail
Magna was not short
Now give it up for Youth Court