Students from Broadland High School won their case when they took part in a mock trial as part of a UEA Law Day.
The Year 10 students represented the school in a competition against other Norfolk schools at the university. And after a hard fought trial, judged by a qualified barrister, 14-year-olds, Alice Skippings and Cameron Baker from Broadland High School won the competition managing to acquit the defendant.
Mrs Catherine Dunlea Rowe, who took the students to the competition, said it was a wonderful experience for them: “The day had been organised by the UEA to give students some experience of law and an understanding of the possible careers within law.”
During the day the 12 students took part in a tour of the law school, entered a quiz and took part in the Mock Trial.
In addition to the success of Broadland’s junior barristers in the Mock Trial, another student, Maddie Spurling, came second in the Law Quiz.
“We were very proud of our youngsters,” Mrs Dunlea Rowe continued, “and would like to thank the UEA for the experience and for the assistance of their Student Ambassadors who were fantastic throughout the day.”