Mock Trial Competition

Published 21 March 2024

On Saturday 16 March, a committed team of Year 9 students took part in the regional heats of the Young Citizenship Mock Trial competition. Our team, which consisted of prosecution and defence lawyers, witnesses, the defendant and a legal adviser, had been preparing their case over the last few months. The case related to a man on a night out, who was charged with actual bodily harm against a taxi driver.

The mock trials took place in Reading Crown Court. This provided the students with a unique and rare opportunity to be inside a real court room. We fought hard against six other schools and despite not being successful in going through to the next round, each member of the team should be commended for their commitment and courage.