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Aboyne Academy - Mock Trial

A team of senior pupils from Aboyne Academy successfully took part in the Aberdeenshire Schools Mock Trial Competition, held at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and High Court on Saturday, 6 October.

The team of 15 students, led by teachers Jenny Law and Thom Sherrington and assisted by Mackinnons Solicitors, were pitched against schools from across Aberdeenshire, and presented 3 cases, winning two and coming a very close second to the eventual competition winners in the third.

The high standard of all the teams involved was praised by the judge of the final, Sheriff William Summers, and the Pupils from Aboyne were commended for their strong performance in their first outing in the competition.

Mackinnons were delighted to have been able to assist the team in preparation of the Mock Trials, withMartin Sinclair and Lewis McDonald providing advice and guidance to the team over an intensive four week period of preparation. Both Martin and Lewis were thoroughly impressed with the team's quick grasp of what was involved, their application in preparing the cases and the performance they gave on the day.

All the pupils can be justifiably proud of their efforts.

Please click here to read the article on Aboyne Academy's Website.

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