Pip Harris & Sam Jones, Guilty or Innocent?

Eagles Class Blog

Well it turns out that in the 3 trials that we took part in today that they are innocent (which is good news for Lizzie and Owen). Despite both of our prosecution teams unable to prove beyond reasonable doubt that Pip and Sam were guilty of sending harassing emails they all spoke with such confidence, asking intelligent questions and responding with thoughtful and articulate answers. Our defence team blew away their opposition and won the verdict with all the children playing their part with such maturity and conviction.

The mock trial is a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn about our legal system and the process of a magistrate court. All the children are given roles which would be found in a magistrates court including the defendant, witnesses, prosecution and defence solicitor, court clerk, usher, court artist & reporter and even magistrates. Over the course of the last two…

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