Ballymena Academy win through to Mock Bar National Finals

Shonagh Nelson accepts the winners trophy on behalf of the Ballymena Academy  team from His Honour Judge Babington, Recorder of Londonderry during the Mock Bar Trials at the Courthouse in Derry-Londonderry. Included is Dr Anne Rice from the Citizenship Foundation Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 09.12.17
Shonagh Nelson accepts the winners trophy on behalf of the Ballymena Academy team from His Honour Judge Babington, Recorder of Londonderry during the Mock Bar Trials at the Courthouse in Derry-Londonderry. Included is Dr Anne Rice from the Citizenship Foundation Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 09.12.17

A team from Ballymena Academy have won through to the Mock Bar National Finals next year.

The Citizenship Foundation, in partnership with the Bar Council of Northern Ireland, held its second ever Bar Mock Trial Competition recently at Derry/LondonDerry Court House.

The competition, funded by the legal Education Foundation, allowed students to take on the roles of barristers and witnesses, with one team prosecuting and the other defending.

Overall winners on the day Ballymena Academy will progress to the National Finals in Cardiff in March.