Watford Grammar School for Girls is among 24 schools taking part in a competition in Edinburgh.

Pupils from the school aged between 15 and 18 will head north this weekend to compete in the Young Citizens’ Bar Mock Trials National Final 2019.

Watford Grammar girls will appear at Edinburgh Court of Session to battle other schools across the country in a unique competition where students are immersed in a pretend criminal trial, taking on the roles of barristers, witnesses, clerks, ushers and jury members.

Real judges and professional barristers help to create a more realistic experience.

The exercise has been used since 1991 to help students gain skills in logical reasoning, clear communication and teamwork.

Lord Leveson, president of the Queen's Bench Division and head of Criminal Justice, will oversee the final.