Young Magistrates Competition

Young Magistrates Competition

Open to pupils in Year 10 this prestigious competition gives pupils an insight into the legal profession. The competition is organised by the Citizenship Foundation and involves schools from across all of the UK. Pupils take on the roles of lawyers, witnesses, magistrates and court staff using specially written cases. Held in real Magistrates Courts and judged by magistrates and other legal professionals, the competition takes place at regional and national levels. Bloomfield has won the Northern Ireland heat in 2010 and 2011 and finished fourth in the UK national finals held in Birmingham in 2011.

EU Mock Council

This competition organised by the British Council and the European Commission Office in Northern Ireland is open to pupils in Year13/14 who have interest in Citizenship and European affairs. Students who take part in the competition are expected to participate in a live debate on two topical European subjects with students from other schools across Northern Ireland. By participating in the initiative students can find out more about the workings of the European Union and also get a chance to practice their debating and diplomacy skills.