Having swept to success in the first round, Easthampstead Park Community School’s Mock Trial team competed in the Regional Final of the Magistrates Competition on Saturday morning at Reading Crown Court in an attempt to reach the National Final in Birmingham in June.
We were drawn against National champions, Ranelagh, and the eventual competition winners, The Holt, so the opponents could not have been tougher. Our students competed brilliantly and gave the other teams challenging questions and responded well under great pressure in cross examination.
Unfortunately we didn’t make the top 3 so won’t be in the final but the students did the school proud and have learned invaluable skills and gained enormous confidence from such an experience. Thank you to staff and to the families who came in great number to support, and to Mr Blay for providing this fantastic opportunity for our students.