Their win against SCEGGS, their third from four separate trials, means the team of Years 10 and 11 students is expected to qualify for the knockout section of the competition.
“It was wonderful competing against such a tough opponent, but we worked as a team, and managed to pull together a victory,” said a thrilled Amelie Kenney of Year 10.
“It was a great trial that was not only a great learning experience, but highly enjoyable as well.”
The team worked hard in the lead up to the trial, ensuring they were well prepared for the event.
“Both teams were really well matched, and I enjoyed seeing our hard work and preparation pay off,” said Amelia Milne, also in Year 10.
“It was really interesting to watch how the case played out, and I enjoyed thinking critically about both sides of the arguments put forward.”
The Law Society of New South Wales’ Mock Trial competition has been running since 1981. Open to schools across NSW for students in Years 10 and 11, the program aims to introduce students to the NSW judicial system by providing practical experience into the running of a court case in a true-to-life adversarial setting. Students learn advocacy, debating and problem-solving skills.