Loreto College students win the Bar National Mock Trial Competition regional heat
Last weekend, 16 Loreto students took part in the regional heat of the Citizenship Foundation’s Bar National Mock Trial Competition at the MMU Law and Business School, competing alongside ten other schools and colleges from across the North West. This competition sees students take on the roles of barristers, witnesses, court staff and jurors as they compete against other schools in front of real judges.
The Loreto team had dedicated many hours of preparation and rehearsal to get themselves ready for the competition, which included working with barristers Gwen Henshaw and Megan Horner from Cobden House Chambers. All that hard work evidently paid off with each student representing Loreto College with distinction and professionalism, showing skills in advocacy, public speaking, acting and listening throughout the day.
After three hard fought rounds against Carmel College, Hugh Baird College and Great Ashton Academy, it was announced that Loreto College had qualified for the final round. This in itself was a fantastic achievement as only the two best performing teams on the day can qualify.
MMU’s Moot Court was the setting for the final between Loreto College and The Sixth Form Bolton. After another fantastic team performance, the conclusion of proceedings crowned Team Loreto regional champions!
Our students are now looking forward to a trip to the Royal Courts of Justice in London for the National Finals in March.