posted 19 Nov 2015, 06:42 by Shirley Wheeler

Congratulations to our Year 12 and 13 students who took part in the regional heat of the National Mock Trial competition on Saturday 14 November.   In the real life setting of Snaresbrook Crown Court in London our students prepared the prosecution and defence of two criminal cases, taking on the roles of barristers, defendant, victim, witnesses, court staff and jurors.  Greensward competed against three other schools (including grammar schools) in a live format with one school prosecuting and the other defending.  Cases were presided over by real judges.  Key roles were played by the following students:

Darcey Hill – Defendant
Francesca Beetwell – Senior Barrister
Lauryn Potter – Witness
Lucie Frazier – Junior Barrister
Lacey Millard – Victim
Sophie Barrett – Senior Barrister
Drew O’Keeffe – Witness
Megan Wood – Junior Barrister
Brandon Thorpe – Court Clerk

Georgina Buckley, Bethany Harvey, Charlotte Kay, Jemma Kershaw and Elle Tozer – Jurors

A total of 14 schools participated in the heat with only two going into the regional final.  Sadly, we did not make it this year but it was a fantastic experience for all involved.  In each case, the trial judge complimented the questioning skills of our barristers, as well as their opening and closing speeches, and praised the acting skills of the defendant, victim and witnesses as they had a natural style.  Mr Tufal is very proud of his Law students and looks forward to the next competition.