Bar Mock Trial Success...Again!
Trinity School won the South East regional Heat for the Bar Mock Trial for the second time last weekend. This was the first heat before the national finals held at Reading Crown Court.
Trinity played four rounds in the heat defending a fraud case against the Downs, then defending an assault case against Queen Mary’s in Basingstoke, then prosecuting the fraud case against Windsor Boys. Winning all these rounds meant we were in the playoff against Sixth Form College Farnborough, who we beat prosecuting the assault case.
All members of the team excelled themselves, fully controlling the courtroom with their performances; special mention to the witnesses for refusing to bow to pressure from the opposition lawyers, and Pierce Jones for leaping on an unexpected offhand comment from their defence, which allowed him and Luke Smith to unpick their key argument on the spur of the moment.
Next stop is the national final in Cardiff in March. 20 schools will take part in the national finals, from all over the UK, from hundreds of entries – this is the second year in a row we’ve got to the nationals, so we’re hoping for a high place this year!
“I am so incredibly proud of the students and their teachers Mr Trent and Miss Findlay. A lot of hard work goes into preparing for this event and these students have represented the school in the Mock Trial when they were in Year 9, last year’s Mock Bar Trial and now again.I am hoping that the third time lucky rule will apply and we can return National Champions! They thoroughly deserve it!”
Charlotte Wilson, Executive Headteacher