National Magistrates' Court Mock Trial Competition 2012 - The Final!
Our Year 9 team took part in the national final at Nottingham Magistrates Court on Saturday 16th June.
16 schools reached the final - and the standard of all of the students both from our school and the others was unbelievable!
The winners were King Edward VI School Handsworth (for the second year running) and runners up were the Tiffen Girls School from Wimbledon.
They didn't announce other positions except to say that "We were all winners!"
428 schools entered the competition in 65 local heats. 74 progressed to the 12 regional finals, and then 16 went through to the national final, so FGS did really well to get so far.
The pupils who took part were an absolute credit to the school and they are:
Ryan Boyd, Liam Fletcher, Jack Cooper, Jacob Richardson, Cavelle Cherry, Julia Hall, Zac Kusners, Ashur Kerrigan, Sarah Towler, Sam Worthington, Holly Palmer, Mollie Brett, Aaron Stephenson and Becky Catchpole.
Below is the full list of finalists:
The Bulmershe School Berkshire
Bushey Meads School Brent
Colyton Grammar School Devon
Farlingaye High School Ipswich
Frederick Gough School Lincolnshire
Hall Cross Academy Doncaster
Kendrick School Berkshire
King Edward VI Handsworth School Birmingham
Lady Hawkins School Hereford
Ormiston & Bolingbroke Academy Mold
St Dominic's Grammar School Belfast
Shoeburyness High School Basildon
Southgate School Enfield
Tiffin Girls School Wimbledon
Whitley Bay High School North Tyneside
Wolverhampton Girls High School Wolverhampton
National Magistrates' Court Mock Trial Competition 2012
The Magistrates Court team which won their regional semi-final on Saturday 12 May were:
|Magistrates||Zac Kusners, Liam Fletcher, Becky Catchpole|
|Legal Advisor|| Sarah Towler|
|Usher|| Ashur Kerrigan|
|Lawyers||Jacob Richardson, Jack Cooper, Julia Hall, Holly Palmer|
|Witnesses||Mollie Brett, Aaron Stephenson and Sam Worthington|
We have taken part in this competition for two years. Last year we got knocked out in the Semi Finals so this team have gone one stage better this year.
The national final involving 16 schools takes place at Nottingham Crown Court on Saturday 16 June.
The competition judges were full of praise for their performances in 2 trials against other schools on Saturday. Some budding lawyers in Year 9 !!
John Leggott Maths Challenge
On Wednesday 6th July 2011, four year 10 pupils from 10B1 (Mr Meyer's class) took part in the annual John Leggott Maths Challenge competing against schools from the entire Scunthorpe region and also as far away as Doncaster. They came in second place with only 2 points between them and the winners from Doncaster! We can therefore state that we are the best school in Scunthorpe and also North Lincolnshire in this competition for 2011!
The pupils who took part are Ellie Jacques, Aimee Marchant, Josh Scott and James Carpenter.
Congratulations to them all!
Magistrates Court Competition
Year 8 students took part in the local heats of the Magistrates Court competition ... and won!
They competed against other schools from North Lincolnshire. They now go through to the regional finals of this national event.
They have done very well as they are up against students who are often in Year 9. They have to re-enact a case in Scunthorpe Magistrates Court either as lawyers, witnesses, the accused or magistrates. They sat in the actual court and the case lasted for one hour.
In the semi-finals and the final, the defendant was found not guilty.