Students from Tannum Sands State High School and Channel College performed in a
Students from Tannum Sands State High School and Channel College performed in a "Mock" court setting at the Old Court House, corner Yeroon St Gladstone. Chrissy Harris

Students have day inside courtroom

STUDENTS from around the region talked the talk and walked the walk when they stepped into a ‘mock’ courtroom setting to gain insight into the world of law.

Tannum Sands State High School (TSSHS) students along with Chanel College students took on the roles of Barristers, Lawyers, Witnesses, Jurors and Police.

Two students form TSSHS, Jesse King and Kelly Metcalf loved the experience and gained some real world knowledge from the moot.

“It was really great experience seeing what everyone has to do,” Mr King said.

“I am hoping to pursue a career in law so it was great to see how to speak in a court room, what to wear and how things are run,” Miss Metcalf said.

Local Solicitor, John Golinelli from Kenny and Partners said the initiative was a great chance for students to gain a more practical understanding of the court system.

“It was about involving the local schools and the community,” Mr Golinelli said.

“Kenny and Partners was lucky enough to have the courtroom available for the purposes of the moot and we hope the program will expand and get bigger and better in years to come.”

Local Barrister, David Murray was good enough to lend his services as a judge for the proceedings.

“Mr David Murray provided the students with an educational background of all the court requirements.”

With 30-plus students they were all heavily involved in the process of a working courtroom.

“Students had maximum involvement and many are waying up their options and looking a law as a potential career.”



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