School finalists tour the Old Bailey

26 April 2022

Finalists of the Sheriff's Challenege 2021 enjoyed lunch at the Old Bailey

A handful of students from the Lilian Baylis Technology School enjoyed a private visit to the Old Bailey in April. The celebratory occasion was held for the two 2021 Sheriffs’ Challenge finalist teams who had to compete virtually last year because of lockdown, instead of at the Old Bailey as would normally be the case.  As recompense they were invited for tea and a tour of the Old Bailey by HHJ Sarah Munro.

Judge Sarah Munro and Sheriff Gowman are actively engaged with philanthropic work in the City of London to support young people. They spoke with fervour about encouraging gender and ethnic equality into the professions, efforts to prevent young people being sucked into a life of criminality and that these sixth-formers are the trail-blazers for the future, reminding them that “you can do anything; don’t let the only person holding you back be yourself.”

Many thanks to Judge Munro and Sheriff Gowman for their time and commitment to this event, and to Dr Anne Punter, Lower Warden of the Worshipful Company of Educators, for providing this report.

Pictured above: The finalist schools, Kings College London Maths School, with teacher David Hobbs and the Actuaries’ Livery Lead Greg Lugisani; and Lilian Baylis Technology College, with teacher Athina Inneh and WCIT’s Livery Lead David Barker, with HHJ Sarah Munro and Aldermanic Sheriff Alison Gowman.