Surrey school’s Mock Trials held at Guildford Crown Court on Saturday

The Courts were buzzing as nine schools with young people aged 13 and 14 took part in a highly competitive mock trial in one of the three Crown courts – a daunting experience even for the bold.Acting for the defense or the prosecution, being a magistrate, witness or a steward each had to act the part and show an understanding of court processes and be judged on their performance. To the regional’s next, and then the finals. Huge thanks are in order to all the volunteer Surrey magistrates, judges, St Johns ambulance, the volunteer police cadets , the council members of the High Sheriff Youth awards, Crimestoppers , Castle Hill Practice and the fantastic executive Committee who organised the day-brilliant all round.