Pupils in court again

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PUPILS at a north Northumberland school were in court for a second time at the weekend.

A team from the Duke’s Middle School in Alnwick won the local heats of the Mock Magistrates’ Trial Competition in Bedlington in March.

And on Saturday, at the regional event in Sunderland, they narrowly missed out on making it to the national competition.

Assistant head Anne Puddephatt, who organised the team, said: “They lost by one point to Whitley Bay, which was disappointing, but they performed brilliantly.

“I think they have got a lot out of it in terms of public speaking and self-confidence.”