Magistrates Court Mock Trial Competition

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On Saturday 9th March, fourteen Year 9 students competed in a Mock Trial Competition against nine other North London schools at Willesden Magistrates Court.

The fourteen novice ‘legal eagles’ studied the case of Morgan Crookshank, a man accused of a serious assault, over many lunch time and after school sessions.

After two closely fought rounds, they came away with a fantastic result for the new kids on the block, taking home awards for best magistrates and best prosecution witness.

Through competing in the competition, organized by the Citizenship Foundation, the students, chosen because of their ability to produce a cohesive argument and commitment to the life of the school, gained a greater understanding of how the law and politics directly affect them.

The students were a real credit to the School and themselves and we hope to take part in another mock trial soon.

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