MAGISTRATES have praised a student who has built a website promoting the good work they do in the community.
James Davies, who studies a BTEC in IT and a media course at Priestley, was asked to take on the project for North Cheshire Magistrates who regularly work with the college’s students on a variety of projects.
Magistrate Jean Scott said: “We met with James and he put our ideas into this wonderful format. The purpose of this website is not so much to promote what we do in the Magistrates Court but what we do as magistrates out in the community.”
James, 17, has been building websites since he was 13 and is currently working on an ecommerce site for Bruce The Bed King and another website for a Warrington bowls team.
The former Birchwood High School student met magistrates to discuss their ideas and took the same approach as he does to all his website work.
“They need to look simple and appealing, but not so simple that they look unfinished,” he said.
James was praised by the magistrates, Tutor Alasdair Reid and Principal Mike Southworth for his professionalism and commitment to his latest website project.
Warrington Magistrates Community Team works with schools, colleges, clubs and businesses in the area to explain the court system. One of their key messages is for young people, reminding them of the consequences of a criminal record.
“Young people, in particular, often don’t understand that they can have a criminal record from the age of 10 that lasts for life and what the consequences of that can be for them,” said Jean Scott.