Bold Performance in Sheriffs’ Challenge Final

The Christ’s Hospital School Team supported by Freemen David Mellor and Paddy Willis

In the Central Criminal Court’s infamous No1 Court, on Monday 4th March, 2019, Christ’s Hospital School (ably supported by mentors from the Guild of Entrepreneurs) went head-to-head with Mulberry Academy Shoreditch in the final of the 2019 Sheriffs’ London Challenge.

Following a dazzling performance in their heats ( ), and commendably unfazed by the imposing surroundings, Helena Thornton, Lottie Field and Juliet Webber articulately presented their case to two Old Bailey Judges (HHJ Sarah Munro QC and HHJ Philip Katz QC) and the Sheriffs (Alderman Vincent Keaveney and the Hon. Liz Green), outlining their views on “What will be the key impacts of the digital revolution on the City of London?”

Both teams presented their material confidently and uniquely in so daunting a place and every credit is due to each of the students. Despite an excellent performance, the girls were pipped by just one mark and the Sheriff’s London Challenge Trophy for 2019 went to the boys of Mulberry Academy Shoreditch following their very stylish performance.

The Guild of Entrepreneurs was represented by Judy Hadden (Junior Warden and Chair of Outreach), along with David Mellor and Paddy Willis, the latter two having been mentors to the CH team. The students went home with their heads high and an amazing experience tucked under their belts.


The Sheriffs’ London Challenge is an analytical and public-speaking competition for schools through the City of London’s Guilds and Livery Companies.

The Guild of Entrepreneurs supports education by encouraging both academic and practical business skills in a wide range of institutions and levels across London and the South East.

Financial assistance is available for educational purposes through the Guild of Entrepreneurs Trust – a registered charity, which awards grants annually.

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