The School:

Seely Primary and Nursery in Nottingham are in their fourth year of working with Enabling Enterprise. Back in school, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by successfully completing Lesson-Time Projects as well as Challenge Days such as their buzzing Greetings Cards Challenge a couple of years ago. Today’s trip was a fantastic opportunity for students from Years 5 and 6 to put their Sharing Ideas and Problem Solving skills to the test outside the classroom with the support from professional business volunteers.

The Business:

Eversheds Sutherland is a British multinational law firm head-quartered in London. It is one of the world’s largest corporate law firms, with over 40 offices based in the world’s major economic centres. They employ just under 3,000 people, which includes around 1,220 lawyers. Seely came back to their offices in the heart of Nottingham, where a range of new volunteers were on hand to help the budding entrepreneurs on a stretching challenge today. Let’s find out how they got on.

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. Volunteers Amber, Amy, Alex, Cristina and James were on hand to answer questions and share insights as they guided the teams throughout the different department of the business.
Back in the room, students took on the role of Lawyers and 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 criminal and business law activities were very good and encouraged a ot of teamwork. And the environment was fantastic to show the children what modern offices are like. It gave them a great insight into the legal profession.” – Teacher
  • “Your team was fantastic at sticking together, you kept going and you had clear confident voices, so well done for that!” – Volunteer
  • “It was an excellent day and very well pitched for them: it definitely stretched their skills!” – Volunteer
  • “We learnt a lot about Eversheds Sutherland today, especially that there are many different jobs like IT and Facilities, for example.” – Student

Thanks to everyone for such a great trip day!

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