Mock Trial Competition announces winner
Eighteen schools competed for the prestigious national title at the 2005 Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Finals in Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 25 June.
Battling through two rounds to reach the finals, each team of 12-14 year olds took part in two trials, one about wildlife smuggling and the other about a common assault.
Charlotte Rowe of the winning team said: “We’re so glad we took part in the Mock Trials; the competition is a great learning experience. We now have a far better understanding of court cases and the law in general.”
Over 4,500 young people competed this year in what is one of the only active learning legal competitions in the UK.
“The enthusiasm and understanding the young people show for the Mock Trials is inspiring," said Citizenship Foundation Chief Executive Tony Breslin.
"But more importantly we are confident that they take away skills such as communication, analysis and team work, as well as a real sense of achievement from the whole process.”
The 2005-06 competition closes to entries on 7 October.