The School:

Horizon Primary is in their first year working with Enabling Enterprise. Back in school, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by designing a creative range of hybrid transport prototypes, fit for generations of the future. Today’s Year 6 group travelled all the way from Kent to central London to stretch all eight of their essential enterprise skills outside the classroom and put their Sharing Ideas and Problem Solving skills to the test in the world of work with the support from professional business volunteers.

The Business:

Gowling WLG is a Global 100 legal practice, with over 1,400 legal professionals and a range of dedicated business support teams across 18 cities in the UK, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Today a broad range of Gowling volunteers gave up their time to support the budding entrepreneurs. Let’s see 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, including priceless views over the river Thames, and exclusive sneak peeks into their specialist Library.
Back in the room, students took on the role of Lawyers, exploring two different areas of law: Criminal and Business Law. The two separate cases 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:

  • “We liked how the activities were child-friendly for a grown-up subject. This a valuable experience in London for the kids, and they were treated like adults! Also, the volunteers have been very positive and helpful. It was a really brilliant day!” – Teacher
  • “We loved the contents of their presentations – very well-structured. And the children were very engaging, too!” – Volunteer
  • “This was so much fun! And EE were brilliant at leading the day.” – Volunteer
  • “Today we learnt that there are different types of law including criminal law, food law, copyright law, business law, employability law, and many more!” – Student
  • “I’m proud of our teamwork today because everyone was helping, everyone got involved and there was no arguing.” – Student
  • “Today I think I became more confident when talking to the adults – I was definitely aiming high.” – 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

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