Year 8 prepare to seek justice!

Year 8 prepare to seek justice!

On Thursday 31st January a group of 17 Year 8 students spent the day off timetable with Mrs Danton preparing for the Young Citizens Magistrates Court Mock Trial Competition. The competition will be held at Burnley Magistrates court and we will be competing against another school.

During the day we discussed the law affecting our case and about how the Magistrate Court works. Each student has been assigned a different role that they will portray and have different assignments in order to prepare. Some of us have been preparing speeches; posing questions; and memorising our statements, whilst others have been drawing court sketches and writing draft reports. The competition will take place on Saturday 16th March, when we hope to convince the Magistrates of our defendant’s innocence.

Written by: Hope McMurdock, Year 8