On Wednesday 3rd April, some of our year 9 Gifted and Talented students attended a half-day law event held at Exeter University, Penryn Campus.
It was a great opportunity for students to learn about the rule of law, develop public speaking skills and learn how to structure a clear argument. They spent the session working alongside two practicing barristers, to learn about key aspects of criminal advocacy and hear what really happens in a courtroom.
Students were given a masterclass on opening and closing speeches, examination in chief and cross-examination and the opportunity to put these skills learnt into practice in a mock trial at the end of the workshop.
Each and every one of them did a fantastic job in the roles they took on, received very promising feedback on their performances and asked some brilliant questions to the barristers at the end.
Teacher of RE and PD.