Legal eagles top class defence

Team Worden... who won the  Best Defence title in the annual Runshaw Schools Moclk Trial competition
Team Worden... who won the Best Defence title in the annual Runshaw Schools Moclk Trial competition

Aspiring legal eagles from Academy@Worden in Leyland are celebrating their latest victory after beating tough competition from other local schools in a Mock Trial contest at Runshaw College.

Year 10 students Klaudia Witkowska, Ellen Barnes, Dale Culver and Lucy Smith, from the Gifted and Talented group, had a chance to see the legal system as a real-life experience where the defence and prosecution teams battled it out in law court surroundings.

Teams were given a scenario with and had to prepare cases both defence and 
prosecution.

Worden battled it out against a team from Bishop Rawstorne and Dale Culver was eventually awarded the prize for ‘Best Defence’ by the judging panel.

Suzanne Gardner, head of English at the Westfield Drive school said :“Having to initiate a response, while it being spontaneous, was a hard task to carry out, but the team thrived and performed to an exceptional level.”