WILMSLOW High School’s Bar Mock Trial team has won through to the national final for the fifth year in a row.

A group of students from Year 11 and 12 represented the school in the regional heat of the Bar Mock Trial Competition 2017-18.

They travelled by train to Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester, where they had an hour to put the final touches to their two cases.

They had already competed in three trials - against Sir John Thursby, Burnley and Rochdale 6th Form College - and were now through to the head-to-head against Bolton 6th form College, prosecuting a domestic violence case.

After giving compelling speeches and successfully cross-examining the witnesses, Wilmslow High were declared the winners of the regional heat and will now represent the north west in the national final in Cardiff next year.

The students involved were as follows.

Barristers: Amelia McDonald, Emily Short, Evie Smith, Lauren Phillips, Charlie Keller.

Witnesses: Ella Sankey, Sophie Lawlor, Caitlin Medcalf, Oliver Warner, Juliet Cook, Charlie Keller.

Ushers/clerks: Oliver Warner, Callan O’Brien, Abi Gallop, Amelia McDonald.