Applications for the 24th year of the Magistrates' Court Mock Trial Competition are now open to non-fee paying schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The competition, for 12-14 year olds, will be taking place in over 43 courts across the country in March. The Citizenship Foundation will be looking for volunteers to lend support in a number of different roles at each of the local heats. So if you are interested in getting involved and thereby assisting schools in your area to improve their understanding of the justice system as well as developing key skills, please email the Citizenship Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org, who will put you in touch with your local organiser.
If you know of any schools that might be interested in taking part in the competition please direct them to www.smartlaw.org.uk where they can find information on how to get involved.