The School:

Southern Road Primary School in their fifth year working with Enabling Enterprise. Back in school, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by Lesson-time Projects and Challenge Days such as ‘Creative Spaces‘ recently. Today’s trip was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 4 to put their Sharing Ideas and Problem Solving skills to the test with the support from professional business volunteers.


The Business:

Axiom is a leading provider of tech-enabled legal services. With over 1,000 lawyers and 2,000 employees across three continents, Axiom work to improve the way legal, compliance and contracts work is done.


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 essential 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 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.

What they said:

  • “It’s been a fabulous day for our students! They were able to interact with professionals, understand their jobs and actually have a feel of what it’s like to work in this sector. They have made progress on their listening, presenting, problem solving and teamwork skills.” – Teacher
  • “Today was so energising! The students have been very engaged in the challenge and we were very impressed by their understanding of the concepts and their creativity. Supporting the students also a chance to us to reflect on how we approach problems and collaborate in our own roles ” – Volunteer
  • “I really enjoyed working out to how to prove Anita was innocent.” – Student
  • “The hardest thing was working on the new logos and slogans – we had so many ideas but could only pick one.” – 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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