Mock Trial competition was an engaging way to develop understanding of justice system

A group of Year 9 pupils developed their understanding of the justice system by taking part in the Citizen Foundation’s Mock Trial Competition.

The 11 boys split into two groups to make up defence and prosecution teams in a case relating to fictional character Sam Fenton who was alleged to have been in possession of a knife in a public place. They took on various roles including magistrates, legal advisors and witnesses.

The competition took place in the prestigious surroundings of Birmingham’s Grade 1 listed Victoria Law Courts on Saturday 17 March.

The Eden Boys’ School team triumphed over Handsworth Girls’ School, but later lost out to George Salter Academy.

Leanne Ashworth, our Director of Learning for English & Communications, said:

“Our pupils competed against eight other Birmingham schools including a number of grammar schools. It’s unfortunate that they didn’t progress to the next round, but they all performed admirably despite the intimidating surroundings and were praised by court staff for how well they had done. What’s more, their knowledge of the justice system was boosted from the role play exercise.”

Pupil Aatif Ahmed took a role in the defence team. Aatif said, “It was a very enjoyable day. It was an incredible experience to be able to compete against students from other schools in such an inspiring place, especially when we beat the opposition!”

Well done to the Mock Trial team:

 Zain Khan Formatting  Talal Naeem
Ishan Rashid Formatting Muhammed Ibrahim
Umair Zaman Formatting Yassir Ibrahim
Adil Zaman Formatting Unais Usmani
Amir Mir Formatting Aatif Ahmed
Zayd Ansa Formatting



Added By: Saudhrul Amin | Date Added: 27th Mar 2018 | Posted In:

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