The School: Holly Park Primary

Holly Park Primary School, based in Barnet in North London, are a Partner Primary school with Enabling Enterprise and are now in their fourth year of developing their students’ Enterprise skills. In class, teachers and students alike hone their core enterprise skills through lesson-time projects. Students demonstrated their Using Imagination skills in particular during the school’s recent ‘Level Up!’ Challenge Day.

Today’s trip was a fantastic opportunity for students from Years 3&4 to put their Sharing Ideas and Problem Solving skills to the test with the support from professional business volunteers.

The Business:

Founded in 1931, Weil has been a provider of legal services for more than 80 years. With head-quarters in New York City, they employ around 2,200 employees, including 1,100 lawyers, in 20 offices around the world, including 300 in their London offices. The students had the chance today to work with a range of people from across Weil including lawyers, advisors, members of the finance team and legal researchers.

The Challenge: Tour the Law

The day started off with the students interviewing their volunteers to find out about their different roles, responsibilities and the Enterprise Skills required to do their jobs. Students were excited to hear of the different roles available within a law firm and used a great range of Problem Solving strategies and research questions to find out more information on volunteers’ routes into work, their working day and career highlights!
Taking on the role of Lawyers, students explored two different areas of law (Criminal and Business) through separate cases designed to put their Problem Solving skills to the test. The first case saw them review police evidence and then play the part of a defence lawyer to build a case for their client. In the second task, the teams of students acted as mediators in a business merger, finding different possible solutions and considering the pros and cons of each. Sharing Ideas skills were put to the test as new challenges arose, and also at the end of the day when each team presented their findings to a panel of professional judges.

The judges were suitably impressed by the creativity that was evident in teams’ solutions, the diligence with which they had set about their task and the confidence each team member had to present their work back to a captive audience.

What they said:

  • “We’ve learnt so much about law today and the different types of law. We also learnt that you need to use problem-solving and work in a team, otherwise you can’t get jobs done.” – Student, Holly Park Primary
  • “It was great to see the children grow in confidence to engage with their group, the volunteers and the activity. I also recognise long-term progress in children who have been on these business visits before.” – Teacher, Holly Park Primary
  • “I enjoyed the session very much (again… as I have volunteered on these before). I am always impressed by the quality of the materials and the delivery of the presentation. It was very engaging, and kept the children interested throughout. I also like how much is squeezed into the session, without it feeling rushed.” – Volunteer, Weil
  • “Today we learnt that laws make the world a better place to live in.” – Student, Holly Park Primary

Thanks to everyone for such a great trip day!

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