BCS Success in Birmingham

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.