Successful day at mock trial competition

Pupils at mock trial

Pupils from the sixth form had a successful day in the Sir Rhys Davies mock trial competition, with our team finishing second and Charlotte Rowe winning the Manchester Evening News law reporting prize.

Held at Manchester crown court, pupils took on the roles of barristers and witnesses and tried fictional cases in front of real judges in actual courtrooms.

The day’s cases involved subjects as varied as computer hacking and arson, which gave our pupils a real taste of the judicial system.

In the group stage, our team’s preparation and determination paid off as they defeated sides from St Bede’s, Bolton and Altrincham Girls to reach the final.

And although first place evaded Stockport Grammar by just two points, the judge commended our pupils for their fine performances.

In further success in the competition, Charlotte Rowe won the Manchester Evening News law reporting prize. For the prize, Charlotte had to compose a 350 word report on a trial to a strict deadline, which the judge, a legal reporter for the MEN, commended for her accuracy, clarity and ability to convey the drama of the courtroom.

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