Sydenham High crowned Mock Trial winners
A group of Sydenham High pupils have won the Independent School Mock Trial competition for their region, held at the Inner Crown Court in London. It is the second year in a row in which Sydenham High pupils have won.
A group of 17 Sydenham High pupils have triumphed in the Independent School Mock Trial competition for their region, held at the Inner Crown Court in London.
Organised by Young Citizens, it provides pupils with valuable exposure to the judicial system, its venues and the job of legal professionals.
It is the second year in a row in which Sydenham High pupils have won.
The competition involves pupils taking on most of the roles in a courtroom, from barristers and witnesses, to ushers, clerks and jury members, using specially written cases and being assessed on the day by real criminal court judges.
Head Antonia Geldeard said: "I am very proud of our pupils for what they have achieved, for a second year, beating such strong opponents and making the most of this taste of the intricacies of the legal profession.
"Participating in the mock trial is a wonderful opportunity to develop confidence, independent research and public speaking skills – all of which are incredibly valuable throughout life."
Pupil Maya said: "It was really challenging but rewarding.
"I have learned much about the legal system and has deepened my interest in a career in law."