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West Norfolk pupils lay down mock law in national final at London

By Eve Tawfick

Springwood High School students are heading to London tomorrow in order to take part in the national finals of the Mock Trial competition in the Royal Courts of Justice.

The team pushed through the local and regional legs of the competition which has landed them a spot in the final.

The trial involves the students taking on the roles of lawyers and working a lifelike trial in a court setting.

Finley Meehan, 13, who is part of the team said: “We aspire to follow in the footsteps of our school’s senior mock trials team who started their journey with this competition and ended up placing 3rd (2017) and 4th (2016) in the world championships.”

Springwood High School pupils taking part
Springwood High School pupils taking part

This year’s team hopes to keep Springwood on the map, and has been seeking sponsorship for the team to stay overnight in London on the day of the trial. They were hoping to raise around £2,500.

Finley said: “We will be working two cases on the day, but until we arrive we don’t know which.

“It would be beneficial for us to stay overnight in London to prepare, instead of setting off at 4am from Lynn, which would leave us tired for the trial. We want to make Lynn proud.”

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