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Court Winners

For over six years, St Augustine Academy has entered a team into a National ‘Mock Trial’ competition which takes place at Maidstone Magistrates Court. This involves a terrific amount of hard work from Mr Gibbs and his Citizenship class in preparation for the event and a lot of rapid thinking on their feet during the competition itself. In previous years, the closest we have come to victory was to gain a couple of 2nd and 3rd places.  But on Saturday, the hard work really paid off and we won!  We beat St Simon Stock and Folkestone Girls Grammar Schools. A delighted Mr Gibbs said: ‘It was an epic performance from our students and they truly deserved their victory. The Academy is very proud of the team.’

The next eagerly anticipated event is the semi-final which will take place on 11th May at Medway Magistrates Court – good luck everyone!