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Not Guilty! Pupils Experience Court Room Trial

Date Posted: 28/11/2018 | Posted In: A Level, College News, Student News

Pupils from Sharples School, Smithills School, Essa Academy, St Joseph’s RC High School and Westhoughton High School, took part in a Law Mock Trial run by Bolton Sixth Form College Law students. A Level Law students acted as defence and prosecution lawyers, who cross-examined witnesses to get to the truth. After a heated debate, it was decided the accused was ‘not guilty’. The trial which took place at the University of Bolton’s mock law court, enabled pupils to gain an insight into the workings of a real court room. Mr Riaz, Solicitor, acted as judge and shared a wealth of knowledge and experience with staff and pupils.

A big thank you to school staff for offering their time and support in this event, which enables pupils considering a career in Law to access a real life court experience.

If you would like to join our Law Society and take part in a Law Mock Trial click here

“A fantastic day yesterday for fifteen of our students who took part in a mock bar trial . After much deliberation our student jury found the defendant”
Essa Academy

“Smithills students thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Mock Trial event organised by and yesterday. Thank you for inviting us to be the jury and learn more about Law”
Smithills School

Our next Law Mock Trial takes place on Monday 11th February 4.30pm. Email GWebster@bolton-sfc.ac.uk to book your school group.