Mock Court Case Finals
Our two Whitburn Academy teams took part in the finals of the Mock Court case in the Court of Session in Edinburgh on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th October. The Defenders team appeared before Sheriff Crowe and the Pursuers team appeared before Sheriff McFaden.
Both teams won their cases after a splendid performance by witnesses and solicitors. Samira Mir received a commendation for her advocacy skills.
In the presentation of awards on the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday 8th October, Nicole Baird was invited to sing as part of the entertainment of the evening.
The pupils have enjoyed a very worthwhile experience ; as well as having to sort through piles of papers and witness statements they had to spend many hours preparing their questions and practicing their roles as witnesses and solicitors. The seven week project included weekly trips to Edinburgh where they were tutored by solicitors. The school is very grateful to the sponsorhip given by local solicitor Mr Roy Lumsden which covered the travel costs of the pupils.