The School:

Scott Wilkie Primary School in Newham are in their second are in their second year of working with Enabling Enterprise. Back in school, Year 3 students just started the ‘Food Glorious Food’ Lesson-time project and back in January they completed a sucessful ‘Day in Politics‘ where they created their very own political parties from scratch to solve problems for our society.

Today’s trip was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 3 to put their Sharing Ideas and Problem Solving skills to the test with the support from professional business volunteers.

The Business:

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP trading as CMS, is a multinational law firm headquartered in London, England. The firm is one of the largest law firms in the world and has over 4,500 lawyers across 74 offices in 42 countries.

Eight brilliant volunteers from CMS were on hand to support the students to complete the Tour the Law challenge and share their skills.

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 tasks 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. The second task, challenged the teams of students to act as mediators in a business merger, finding different possible solutions and considering the pros and cons of each one..
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:

  • “This was an exciting and engaging challenge for our students, allowing them to use a wide range of skills, make progress on teamwork and understand how the law works. They have been inspired and many have shown interest in working in a law firm.” – Teacher, Scott Wilkie Primary School
  • “A wonderfully rewarding day – I’d definitely do this again!” – Volunteer
  • “I loved going back to basics and being able coach group of such enthusiastic students.!” – Volunteer
  • “Very well organised and structured, I think this was a brilliant learning experience for the students and a lot of fun too.” – Volunteer
  • “When solving problems, we listened to each other and did not give up when things got difficult. I’m proud that we all had different roles and worked together.” – Student
  • “When we went on the tour, I was amazed at how many people worked at CMS and we saw lots of beautiful lights and art.” – 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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