P7 in Court!

Primary 7 have been taking part in the Schools Mock Court Project.

For the last 8 weeks we have been looking in detail at a court case between the Byte Family (The Pursuers) and SMC Insurance (The Defenders).  SMC Insurance have refused to pay a claim after an unplanned party at their house when they were away.  This week the cases came to court.

On Tuesday our Defenders team represented SMC Insurance against the Pursuers from Newtongrange PS and secured a victory winning on all matters – legal arguments, use of productions (evidence), witnesses etc.

Last night our Pursuers had a much tougher task against Leith Primary School – last year’s winners.  In a very close contest lasting over an hour and a half Leith won narrowly.  As the Sheriff said, it came down in the end to which witnesses were more convincing and Leith edged it.

Everyone did really well in a new and difficult situation and were a credit to the School.

Thank you to the parents who helped with transport and came to support us and thank you to Amy and Elizabeth, both of whom made it to court this week.

THE PROJECT NEEDS YOUR HELP!

This project is completely free to schools.  The funding comes from Aviva.  You can help secure funding for next year by voting for it on the Aviva website at:

https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-4705

Please register, search for the Schools Mock Court Project and give it your votes so that next year’s P7s can share this fantastic experience.

Thank you.

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“Jelly Terror” now on General Release

The latest blockbuster from PPS-P7 Productions “Jelly Terror” is now available for public viewing:


 

Also available – “The Making of Jelly Terror” – A documentary by Joel:

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Mock Court for Schools Mock Court Project

Today we had our third and last visit from Amy and Elizabeth.  After working with their own groups we set up the classroom as a court and the solicitors from both sides had a chance to ask questions to a witness.

 

We are very grateful to both Elizabeth and Amy for all the help they have given us.

Next stop – Edinburgh Sheriff’s Court!

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Schools Mock Court Project Dates

We now have the dates for the trials.  Both are in the Edinburgh Sheriff Court:

Defenders: Tuesday 14th November at 4:30pm
Pursuers: Thursday 16th November at 5:30pm

If anyone can’t make these dates please let me know as soon as possible.

Would anyone be able to help with transport? We need to transport 9 defenders on the 14th and 8 pursuers on the 16th.

I have just heard that parents are welcome but pupils can only attend as spectators if it is their group or their own case has already been heard.  No cameras or mobile phones are permitted in the court for anyone.

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P7 Rugby Festival at Ross High Rugby Club

P7 today went to Ross High Rugby Club for the P7 Tag Rugby Festival.

As well as games against other schools we got to take part in some skills sessions including tackle bags and kicking.

Everyone had a great time.

 

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Rugby Training Starts

We had our first of 3 rugby sessions today with Michael from Ross High Rugby Club.  After the sessions we sill have a tournament at the rugby club.

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Dates for your Diary

I have just received the following confirmation of dates from Ross High School:

1st November 2017 – Open Evening (7pm – 9pm)

13th & 14th June 2018 – P7 Induction Days at RHS

14th June 2018 – P7 Parents Evening at RHS (7pm – 9pm)

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Sky Academy


P7 had a great time at Sky Skills Academy in Livingston.  After spending time in class researching news reports on TV we planned and scripted our own about the proposed Mars One mission to Mars.  We took this script to the Sky Academy where we made the news report helped by staff from Sky.

The class was split into 3 groups each doing a part of the report in a separate studio. Those members of the class not in front of the camera had roles as Producer, Director or Camera Operator with everyone involved with the editing of their part.

Below are photos of the experience and the complete report.

 

 

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Schools Mock Court Project Starts

Today we had the first visit from our specialist legal helpers to really launch the Schools Mock Court Project.

Amy and Elizabeth are Solicitors who are helping us get ready for our planned case in the Edinburgh Sheriff’s Court in November.  At the moment our Pursuers team are preparing the initial writ whilst the Defenders team are preparing to receive theirs and anticipating how they will respond.

It all promises to be very interesting and great fun!

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Welcome to P7

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