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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One Snowy Night 

Peregrines Class Blog

Today was our first performance to the parents & families and it was FANTASTIC! I am SO impressed with ALL of the Peregrines for the effort they have put into their character roles. I can’t wait to do it all again tomorrow evening!
Please remember to come back to school at 5pm tomorrow to get ready for the final performance!

From a very proud Miss Smith 😄

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And the mock trial results are in….

Eagles Class Blog


Congratulations to everyone in Eagles class who have recorded our best ever results in this years mock trial, with Gastrells A team finishing in 3rd and Gastrells B team just 0.5 of a point away in 4th out of 22 teams. To have both teams do so well is a great achievement and all of the children should be incredibly proud of themselves.

In addition to this Gastrells has won the court artist prize for a second year running with Neil Carmichael selecting Ellie’s picture of the court room and magistrates as the best in the entire competition.

On top of these 3 fantastic results, Isla & Henry were both shortlisted for the outstanding pupil award with Isla, who played the role of a magistrate being chosen as the overall winner, this is a truly incredible achievement to be selected out of over 250 children who entered this years mock trial.

On Thursday two of…

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