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Linlithgow Bridge primary win mock court case

Linlithgow Bridge primary pupils at Edinburgh Sheriff Court

Linlithgow Bridge primary pupils at Edinburgh Sheriff Court

 

Linlithgow Bridge primary has sailed through to the finals of the mock court case project.

The debating-style competition, which started in 2009 with just 50 children taking part, now has over 30 schools registered, and is growing every year.

Those children taking part form teams of pursuers and defenders who then battle it out in a mock court case.

This year the school had two teams, one pursuing the case of “Talk n’ Text versus Mrs Nora Telfer” with the second acting as defenders.

Each team comprised two solicitors, three witnesses, three robe makers, three journalists, three researchers and two court artists.

Throughout the project, the children received visits from tutors Gerald Murphy, a director of Chamberlain McBain and Val Roberts, a partner at Lyon Davidson solicitors, who gave advice on the law.

On November 19 and 21, the teams arrived at Edinburgh Sheriff Court to handle their cases in court number five.

Both cases were presided over by a working Sheriff who complimented both teams on their research and handling of the law.

The team of defenders, made up of Alice Ferguson, Aidan Murphy, Ciara Benson, Ben McCreadie and Heather Box, won their case and are now through to the finals of the hotly-competed challenge in February 2014.

 

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