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.


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:


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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