Slemish Students Have Their Day in Court!

The Citizenship Foundation, in partnership with the Bar Council of Northern Ireland, held its 24th National Mock Trial Competition at the Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast and 14 pupils from Slemish took part.

They took on the roles of barristers and witnesses, with one team prosecuting and the other defending, judged by senior members of the Bar and serving judges. The opportunity gave fabulous insight into the workings of a real trial and our students showed great potential for the courtroom, conceding nothing and offering logical and precise arguments. The experience has been invaluable in helping them explore and develop practical skills that would be essential to careers in the field of Law such as that of a Barrister, Court Clerk, Court Usher and Court Reporter.