Worden takes mock trial trophy

Worden Academy's mock trial team
Worden Academy's mock trial team
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Aspiring legal eagles from a Leyland school are celebrating their latest victory.

A team from Worden Academy romped to success when they took part in a mock trial contest at Runshaw College.

The four from Year 10 had to view the case files and, with guidance, prepare their prosecution case for the trial.

The team, made up of Shrey Nandiwada, Tom Monk, Rhys Hathaway and Hal Gardner, were one of six involved in the competition and went up against Greenbank High School.

Both teams were described as outstanding with the judge stating that the battle between the two teams was the “moment of the whole day”.

Worden were declared the overall winning team.

Suzanne Gardner, head of English at the Westfield Drive school said: “I knew we had a very strong team but they excelled on the day and I am extremely proud of them”.

Headteacher Chris Catherall added “The boys came 
back to school cheering with excitement after their win against some strong 
competition.

“They were grinning from ear to ear and we are all really proud of them.”