St. Dominic's Legal Eagles have their day in court



St. Dominic's won the regional final of the Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition on Saturday the 9th of March held at Craigavon Courts. As part of the Young Citizens ‘citizenship experiences’ it helps improve young people’s understanding of the justice system and the legal system as they take on the roles of barristers, witnesses and court staff in a fictitious court case against other schools. The team of Year 9 and 10 students prepared their cases as the defence in round one against St. Malachy's, Castlewellan and as the prosecution in round 2 against St. Mary's College, Derry.   The judges commented on their diligent preparation and their "excellent all round performance".  Year 10 student Neala Cahir was also awarded one of the two exceptional performance awards in recognition of her efforts by the Craigavon court staff.  The team will compete in the UK finals in June in London, the 4th time they have reached the finals since the school first entered the competition in 2010. Congratulations to all the team!