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All rise for the court stars of St Thomas’ Primary

St Thomas’ Primary P7s recently took part in a national “mock court case” competition.  It was the first time the school had entered the competition and they did exceptionally well.  From 66 national entrants, they were placed 3rd overall – a brilliant result for the rookie professionals. 

The team had to take on the roles of solicitor, witness, researcher, journalist, robe maker and court artist and had to present their case to a real judge, in a real court, in Edinburgh.   And they had to leave their residential trip to Castle Toward early and travel directly to the court in Edinburgh.  How’s that for dedication – no wonder they did such a great job.

I spent some time recording their story to air on Pulse Community Radio and here it is.  Take the time to listen to this impressive, motivated, bright young bunch and watch out for them.  They are surely the solicitors, journalists and teachers of the future!

https://wikis.glowscotland.org.uk/@api/deki/files/58266/=st_thomas_trials_part_1.wav

https://wikis.glowscotland.org.uk/@api/deki/files/58269/=st_thomas_trials_part_2.wav

If you’re interested in finding out more about the competition, get in touch with Marion Johnson @ St Thomas, who will happily give you more info.

Check out the link to a BBC news story about the competition.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-16067059

Get your cape on…

 

National Book Week Scotland runs from 26 Nov – 02 Dec.  The website is full of ideas but this is my absolute favourite.  Check these bookish superheroes out – I want to be in their gang!

http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/the-league-of-extraordinary-booklovers

If you are doing anything in school to celebrate National Book Week Scotland, please let me know and I will share it with our blogchums.

Happy reading 🙂