The School: Claremont Primary School

Claremont Primary have been working with Enabling Enterprise for three years, growing their programme and impact on students, year on year. This year saw the start of their second Development Programme in which 60 pupils benefit from visiting an employer partner and experiencing the world of work first hand. With over 500 students in their primary school, Claremont are offering many students to skills, experiences and aspirations to succeed.

The Business: Addleshaw Goddard, Manchester

Addleshaw Goddard is an international, corporate law firm headquartered in London with offices in Leeds and Manchester. They employ 750 lawyers focusing on commercial, corporate and employment law.

The Challenge: Ace Advocates

In mixed year group teams, the pupils were set the challenge of Listening Carefully from the word, ‘Go!’. Working in a Team, they had to remember all of the Enterprise Skills in one minute and recall what they had learned about criminal and civil law. Remaining on their toes and Aiming High, the day’s challenge continued as they formed their law firms and used their imagination to give themselves a team name. As a team of solicitors, the pupils were introduced to their clients and began Sharing Ideas about the case file and what information was helpful and harmful to their client’s case. Compromising was the name of the game as the teams, brought their cases to a close with Problem Solving and deciding on a compromise that would be beneficial to their own client and their opposing team.

The Results:

From the student reflections at the end of the day and the judges’ comments, the teams had clearly learned the benefit of Sharing Ideasand having the confidence to stand up and present in front of a large audience. Many pupils felt they had worked through difficulties and moments of disagreement, as a team, and solved the problem of compromising within their own groups. It was a pleasure to watch different team members taking a Leading
role and supporting others of a younger age to feel that everyone, no matter what, has a voice and an opinion that should be heard. Fabulous Listening Carefully and Sharing Ideas, teams!

What they said:

  • “This is such an invaluable experience. It gives the pupils a chance to do something they have never done before and see what is out there for them.” – Teacher, Claremont Primary School
  • “We never had an opportunity like this at school. It is a brilliant way to get young people inspired.” – Volunteer, Addleshaw Goddard
  • “Today, we were aiming high by going above and beyond and making signs to go with our presentation.” – Student, Claremont Primary School

Thanks to Addleshaw Goddard for such a great trip day, and to Years 3, 4, 5 and and 6 from Claremont 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 or visiting enablingenterprise.org

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