The School:

Newport is in their fifth year working with Enabling Enterprise. Back in school, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by creating a new society, made up of the best people, buildings and animals that would help humans to thrive. 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:

Baker McKenzie is an international law firm employing over 4,000 lawyers across 47 countries. Their clients range from global firms, including Sony and British Airways, to high net-worth individuals, including professional footballers.

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. They discovered that everyone from Carol in the mailroom to Rose in the canteen, and all the lawyers on the 7th floor, used the essential skills such as Problem Solving and Sharing Ideas in their jobs.
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 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 students have had a fantastic day and I’ve been so impressed with the focus and understanding of the skills” – Teacher
  • “I’m amazed by the outstanding teamwork in the room and the way that everyone in the team encourages each other to do their best and stay positive” – Volunteer
  • “I’m definitely going to come and work here at Baker McKenzie!” – Student
  • “I’m so proud of my class and how well we worked together to help all of our clients” – 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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