For the past few weeks, Mr Blay has been working with students after school to develop their skills in logical reasoning, clear communication and teamwork in order to partake in the Magistrates Mock Trial Competition. The competition has students take on the various roles within a trial to try a case against other schools. On Saturday the hard work paid off and our students beat 8 other schools to finish 2nd! They must now continue to perfect their skills in order to prepare for the regional final in May.
At Reading Crown Court, Mr Blay watched with pride as students battled it out in a scene which resembled a John Grisham novel. Spectators, witnesses, lawyers and magistrates were fanning themselves furiously as the trial become more heated and students were put under more intense pressure. EPCS students kept their cool and showed real skill, knowledge, determination and calmness to take one of only two spots in the next round. The competition was stiff as they beat schools with strong reputations from across Berkshire.
The students, their families and teachers are extremely proud of this achievement and are looking forward to tackling a new case for the regional final in Reading on the 12th May. A lot of hard work has been put in over the last few weeks by both the students and of course, Mr Blay who led them, so this is richly deserved.
Students involved – Tom, Michelle, Dhevin, Maddie, Emma, Mohammed, Owen, Serina, Ryan, Chloe, Ellie, Kiran and Ethan.