On Friday 9th March students from Years 7, 8 and 9 took part in the Citizenship Foundation’s Mock Trial competition at Truro Magistrates’ Court. This competition gives students the opportunity to demonstrate and practise their skills in communication, evaluating evidence and making a persuasive argument. It also gives them a unique insight into the ‘courtroom experience’ and the opportunity to learn more about our legal system.
This time, the team narrowly missed out on the winning trophy but they all agreed it was an invaluable experience. Both the lead Magistrate and Deputy Lord Lieutenant described the students as a credit to the school and commented on how well the students expressed themselves, and performed, despite being much younger than their competitors.
A special mention should be made of Millie and Aaron who stepped in very last minute to new roles due a team member’s absence. They performed with confidence and coped extremely well in the situation. We received some very helpful feedback from the competition judges and the team are excited about entering again next year. We wish them luck!
Here you can see the team performing in the court room at Truro Magistrate Court where the competition took place.