KES students triumph in mock trial competition - The Stratford Observer

KES students triumph in mock trial competition

STUDENTS from KES have triumphed at the bar.

The pupils from King Edward VI Grammar School in Stratford took part in the Young Citizens Mock Trial Competition recently, and won.

They were among 52 children aged between 12 and 14 who attended Coventry Magistriates Court to ‘try’ a case against their peers.

Others schools to take part were Lyng Hall in Coventry, Meadow Park in Coventry and Rugby High School.

Stella Ackland JP, a member of the Magistrates Association who helped judge the heats, said: “King Edward pupils demonstrated exceptional composure, their arguments were concise, confident, and informed. They had really done their homework and performed magnificently on the day.”

No school left empty handed, as David Kelham, the High Sheriff of Warwickshire, and His Honour Judge Andrew Lockhart KC,

President of the Magistrates’ Association’s Coventry and Warwickshire branch, also presented several pupils with individual prizes for their key roles.

The Young Citizens Mock Trial Competition has been running since 1991.

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