Sunday, October 10, 2010

Edinburgh MiniTrials 2010

The 8th Annual "Edinburgh MiniTrials" took place on Saturday 9 October 2010 in Edinburgh Sheriff Court.  The consensus was that they were "fantastic"!  Congratulations and "well done" to all the schools and the many teachers who took part from:  Craigmount High School, Trinity Academy, St Thomas of Aquin's, Firhill High School, St Augustine's High School, Portobello High School, James Gillespie's High School and Forrester High School.  The event was organised and supported by Joan Spencer from Trinity Academy.  Particular thanks go to the Sheriff Clerk's Office in Edinburgh, together with Reliance, the Witness Service, and teams of lawyer volunteers from The Procurator Fiscal Service, The Edinburgh Bar Association, and The Faculty of Advocates, with of course bespoke MiniTrial materials and support from . As always, all the supporters worked together efficiently and professionally to provide a realistic credible court experience for the schools.  Well done to all of them.  It was also great fun.  Dr John Campbell, Head Teacher, Craigmount High School, was kind enough to write thanking the court team for "an excellent, educational day.  The event has had a great motivating impact on the young people involved".
Cllr David Beckett also kindly joined the schools for part of their day.