On Saturday 19th March, Miss Ellarby and Miss Bamber accompanied 13 students to Burnley Magistrates' Court for the Mock Trial competition. Each student played either a member of the prosecution or defense team (playing a range of roles such as: an usher, lawyer, legal adviser and witness). Each team battled it out in a real court - the case involved the charge of Common Assault against the defendant . It was a very close competition and Miss Ellarby and Miss Bamber were very impressed at the sheer amount of effort from every single student. Members of legal staff present on Saturday commented on how we have some budding lawyers in our team and we definitely agree. Well done Mock Trial '16 team!
Fall in Love with Reading allowed students to swap a two-sentence review of their favourite book, for a new, free book! The catch was, they weren't allowed to judge the book by its cover- just its blurb! Over 60 students came along and left with a new book to treasure.
What booktastic adventure will Tuesday bring?
Calling all under 13s! The BBC are running a competition called '500 Words' which is a very exciting opportunity to put your creative writing skills into action and submit a short story of 500 words or less. If you win, your story will be read out at The Globe Theatre and you will have the chance to meet some celebrities. If you're interested in entering this competition please see the link below or ask Miss Callagher for more details. All participants will be issued with a certificate!
On Saturday 21st March fourteen St Mary’s students had a brilliant day at the Mock Trial Competition at Burnley Magistrates’ Court. This involved role play of a court case in a real magistrates’ court against other schools. The team involved defence and prosecution lawyers, a legal adviser, witnesses, a defendant, an usher, a journalist and a team of magistrates. Miss Ellarby would like to thank all of the team – you were all absolutely fantastic!