Year 8 in the Dock for Mock Trial

A dozen Year 8 students ended up at Bodmin Magistrates’ Court on Monday- but it was a good outcome for all as the group participated in a ‘mock trial’ organised by the Citizenship Foundation, taking on various legal roles in a case regarding a stolen mobile phone and threatening behaviour.

“We were very proud of our students, who performed admirably against strong and older opposition. It was a true learning experience, with some outstanding performances. Having just celebrated Careers Week, it was interesting how many students expressed a wish to learn more about the workings of the legal system and would consider studying towards a career within this. They are also very keen to take part next year.” (Mr Larham and Mrs Kiernan)