On Saturday 23rd November, we wished the best of luck to some of our Humanities students who participated in the annual Bar Mock Trial regional finals.
Our budding group took a trip to Nottingham Crown Court where they appeared in front of real judges while being assisted in their preparations by professional barristers.
This was a unique opportunity to gain unparalleled insight into the justice system. The competition gave our students a chance to see all aspects of the criminal trial, as they took on the roles of barristers, witnesses, clerks, ushers and jury members.
Barristers: Hind Belaribi, Hafsa Ali, Sukayna Mohamud
Witnesses: Jaqueline Acheampong, Kirandeep Kaur, Ikram Zemouli, Kayla Brown
Court Clerk/Usher: Beth Stevens
Court Reporter: Eliza Samia
Jury members: Rida Kassam, Barbara Makulova, Ella Sykes, Ethan Chapman
Good news came about when our students, representing the college, won the regional heat! Their success has secured them a place to compete in the National Finals against the other regional winners in March 2020, at the Old Bailey in London. Massive congratulations!
Some positive feedback that our students were awarded with:
We were the highest scoring Sixth Form from the other competitors in Saturday’s trial! The barristers demonstrated outstanding advocacy skills. One of the judges commented that their representation in court was like real-life solicitors/barristers. The witnesses put on a great performance and dealt with examination in chief really well and were able to deal with cross-examination from the other school/colleges questions extremely well.
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