Bar National Mock Trial

It was a tense and stressful affair on Saturday 24th November when a number of Grosvenor’s most honourable Sixth Form pupils took part in the regional heat of the Bar National Mock Trial competition at The Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast. 

Each year the Mock Trial gives pupils from various schools the opportunity to prepare and participate in a case for trial in a court scenario and in front of a real judge.  Whether in the role of barrister (complete with gown and wig!), witness, usher or court clerk, all of Grosvenor’s pupils played convincing roles and provided stiff competition for the other competing schools in their round, namely: Victoria College, Portora Royal and Our Lady and St Patrick’s College. 

With two members of GGS’s original team calling in sick at the last minute, Gareth Thompson, Aaron Godfrey and Catherine Johnston must be commended on the impressive way in which they dealt with stepping into a new role at the last minute!  All who took part would agree that it was an extremely rewarding and worthwhile experience.

Well done to all of Grosvenor’s participants on the day - Chris Moore, Amy McConnell, Gareth Thompson, Ross Neill, Aaron Godfrey, Bethany McClean, Catherine Johnston, Rachel Fitzsimmons and Catlin Hull; we hope the experience whetted their appetite for further court appearances – as long as they keep on the right side of the dock!