The School:

William Tyndale Primary School have been working with Enabling Enterprise for several years. Back in school, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by doing enterprise projects and by taking part in a ‘Crime Scene‘ Challenge Day in the Autumn Term. Today’s trip was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 5 to put their Sharing Ideas and Problem Solving skills to the test 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.


The Challenge: Tour the Law

The day started off with the William Tyndale students interviewing the volunteers to find out about their different roles, responsibilities and the Enterprise Skills required to do their jobs. The Year 5 students were then lucky enough to go on a tour of the roof garden!
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 William Tyndale 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 was amazing to see how involved all the children were. Even those children that are very quiet in class got involved and were sharing their ideas, it was brilliant to see!” – Teacher
  • “It’s fantastic that the students get to see how many different roles there are in a law firm at this age so that they know about them and it can help them decide what they want to do in the future.” – Volunteer
  • “We’ve been sharing our ideas lots today and what’s been good is we’ve really had to listen to our team and the volunteer so we can always pick the best idea.” – 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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