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Magistrates' Court Mock Trial Competition

Y8 and Y9 Magistrates' Court Mock Trial Competition

This term selected Y8s and Y9s will compete in the Magistrates' Court Mock Trial Competition (MCMT).  MCMT has been running annually since 1994 and introduces the legal system to young people in an innovative and exciting way. In the roles of lawyers, witnesses, magistrates and court staff, students prosecute and defend specially written criminal cases. Teams compete against each other in real Magistrates' courts in front of real magistrates. School teams then play off against each other in local heats. Our local heat will be the South East London local heat held at the Bromley Magistrates Court. The heat will be held on Saturday 5th March 2016.

The winners compete in a regional final and, in turn, those winners meet in a national final. The winner of the national final walks away with a shield, prizes for the team (which in the past have included book tokens for the students and resources for the school) and a deserving sense of pride.

 

Good Luck Team Vale!

Posted on 18th January 2016