Congratulations to our fantastic Bay students who came third in the Mock Trial competition held at The Isle of Wight Courts on Saturday 7th December. Students played the roles of defendants, lawyers, witnesses, magistrates and court staff. They also prosecuted and defended specifically written criminal cases. The teams of students from schools across the island competed against each other in front of real magistrates and court legal advisers who assessed their performance and gave marks for various aspects.
Our students joined the competition quite late so only had 3 weeks to prepare. Every single student showed incredible progress, courage and character in developing their confidence to enact their role in court.
A special mention must go to Scarlet Copson in Year 9 who was the single prose prosecutor for The Bay; all other schools had a pair of prosecuting lawyers. The students really enjoyed the challenge and are get to get involved again next year.