Mock Trial Competition at Southampton Crown Court

Congratulations to a team of Year 9 Students who took part in the regional heats of the Young Citizens Mock Trial Competition at Southampton Crown Court on Saturday morning (competing against three other schools).

They performed superbly both prosecuting and defending a case in front of a number of Magistrates, Visiting Dignitaries and the High Sheriff of Hampshire. They were commended on their team work, preparation, knowledge of the case and their conduct in court. F Gallag...her was singled out for his outstanding closing speech for the defence and S Leeves for her performance as the witness for the defendant.

Unfortunately they were beaten by the Westgate School who will go through to the National Semi-Finals but the students were all fantastic and our liaison Magistrate thought that the team won both of the trials we competed in and considering this is the 1st year that they have competed, the students were outstanding.

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