The School: Kenmont Primary School

Kenmont are an Enabling Enterprise partner school in Hammersmith. Year 4 students have been practising their enterprise skills in lesson time projects this year, over the year they will take part in three very different projects.

The Business: King and Wood Mallesons, London

King & Wood Mallesons is an international law firm with over 30 offices around the globe and over 2,700 lawyers. They are the only firm in the world able to practise Chinese, Hong Kong, Australian, English, US and a significant range of European and Middle Eastern laws.

The Challenge: Listen Up Lawyers

The students were set the challenge of representing storybook characters at trial, teams took on the role of prosecution or defence and argued their case. To do this the students needed to use all of their enterprise skills, particularly Problem Solving and Listening Carefully, as they researched their cases. But they were not competing alone, joining them throughout the day were a team of expert volunteers from King & Wood Mallesons, who supported teams on each case.

The Results:

At the end of the day the students each complied strong cases to bring to trial. In front of a jury of King & Wood Mallesons volunteers, the students explained the evidence they had and argued their case. Only by Sharing their Ideas and Using their Imaginations throughout the day, were the students were able to build the strongest cases possible.

What they said:

  • “The children were so enthusiastic about visiting the law firm and they all had plenty of opportunity to work on developing their Team Work and Problem Solving skills.’’ – Teacher, Kenmont
  • “They were so brave to stand up and deliver some really professional cases.’’ – Volunteer, KWM
  • “Our team definitely got better at using Problem Solving today because we had to do a lot of thinking for ourselves.’’ – Student, Kenmont

Thanks to King & Wood Mallesons for such a great trip day, and to Kenmont for coming along.

Enabling Enterprise are working in partnership with schools and businesses to support students to build enterprise skills and aspirations. Find out more by contacting us.

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