On Saturday 19th November Dalriada’s new Bar Mock team travelled to the High Court to defend the school’s title in the Belfast heat of the Bar National Mock Trial Competition.
The competition aims to give young people an exciting and innovative insight into the workings of the legal system. It consists of teams of 15 students who take on the roles of barristers, witnesses, court staff and jurors to compete against other schools. The students are judged by legal professionals on their performances, prosecuting and defending two carefully planned cases.
The team competed in three rounds, before being announced winners of their league. They then went through to the final where they faced tough competition in the form of Our Lady and St. Patrick’s College. With an excellent case for the defence, the team from Dalriada went on to win the overall competition.
This is the second year in a row that a team from Dalriada have won the competition – a great achievement!