JUDGMENTAL pupils in Stratford are hoping for justice in the final of a national competition.
Year nine pupils at King Edward School took part in a mock trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court and their defence and prosecuting skills saw them secure a place in the final at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court next month.
Pupils Ben Hepworth, William West, Nilay Sah, Robert Maundrill, Findlay Douglas, Luke Hayward, Tom Hodson, Emile O’Dwyer, Yiannis Vogiaridis, Sean Mata, James Rowe, Romain Tissut and Will Tomblin Shaw will face teams from across the country, both prosecuting and defending two specially written criminal cases.
Deputy headmaster Thomas Walton said: “I am very proud of the team’s achievement. Their success in reaching the national final is well deserved given the hard work they have put in to preparing for each round.
“They have all gained a great deal from taking part in the competition and have developed their public speaking skills as well as gaining a good knowledge of the British legal system.”