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Runners-up in the London Mock Bar Competition

On Saturday 16th November, a team from St Mary’s took part in the Mock Bar Competition. The competition took place In the courtrooms of the Inner London Courts in Borough, where the pupils successfully prosecuted and defended their cases against teams from other schools.

A variety of roles were undertaken, including: barrister, clerk, usher, witness and juror. The pupils had been training for several months during lunchtime breaks and after school, with the expert help of a real barrister. Each case was tired in front of a real judge and the score based on the successful completion of the different roles.

The Mock Bar competition is for pupils from Year 10 through to Year 13. With a team drawn entirely from Year 10, our pupils knew it would be tough: ten teams competed in the London heat, each completing three separate trials. A final between the two most successful teams was the reward for a long Saturday of exciting work. The final was close and our pupils should be proud at how well they performed.

This is the first time the school has taken part in the Mock Bar competition. To come second in the heat was both unexpected and well-earned.

Well done to: Jaanai, Blessing, Dakota, Angel, Sofia, Brandon, Chelsy, Ashley, Gabriella, Janeca, Nada, Sascha, and Rosheda.

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