The School:

Fossdene Primary School is in their 3rd year working with Enabling Enterprise. Back in school, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by completing Lesson-Time Projects. For example, in Year 6, students have been delving into the world of law by becoming defence and prosecution lawyers, and holding their very own court room trial! Today’s trip was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 6 to put their legal know-how and Problem Solving skills to the test with the support from professional business volunteers.


The Business:

Baker McKenzie is an international law firm employing over 4,000 lawyers across 47 countries. Their clients range from global firms, including Sony and British Airways, to high net-worth individuals, including professional footballers.

The Challenge: Tour the Law

The day started off with the students interviewing the volunteers to find out about their different roles, responsibilities and the Enterprise Skills required to do their jobs. Students then went on a tour of the premises, which allowed the teams to see the great variety of jobs available in the world of Law.
Taking on the role of Lawyers, students explored two different areas of law, Criminal and Business Law 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 act 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.

What they said:

  • “The children have benefited from speaking, working with and listening to adults from various fields of work/experience.” – Teacher
  • “It’s been a brilliant and practical day for students to learn more about the work environment ” – Volunteer
  • “I am most proud of the fact that I stood up and did the presentation because I was really shy.” – Student
  • “It felt like everyone was watching me when I stood up there but then I realised I wasn’t alone because my whole team were by my side.” – Student

Thanks to everyone for such a great trip day!

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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