Highbridge students host mock trial at Bristol Crown Court

PUBLISHED: 14:35 09 March 2018

Students in their gowns and wigs.

Students in their gowns and wigs.

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Somerset students got to grips with the law at the UK’s only applied law programme.

The King Alfred School’s sixth form law society attended the course at the University of Law in Bristol last week.

The course gave pupils the taste of the legal system and what the university has on offer.

It was led by Judge Mark Horton of Bristol Crown Court where students experienced courtroom drama in an exciting way.

They donned judicial wigs and barrister gowns to get into character and hone their advocate skills.

Students from the Highbridge school took part in role plays, the reconstruction of old caseas and the history of the jury system.

They came to grips with how a case was formed and how it was presented at a trial before they stepped onto the bench and took on the role of judge in a sentencing case.

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