The School:

Longlands is in their fourth year working with Enabling Enterprise. Back in school, these students have been busy developing their Essential Skills by recently taking part in their Enterprise Week, where they ran projects with every year group. They also took on the ‘Future Transport‘ last term, helping them to build their Problem Solving skills. Today’s trip was a fantastic opportunity, therefore, for students from Year 4 and 5 to put their Sharing Ideas and Problem Solving skills to the test with the support from professional business volunteers.

The Business:

McMillan Williams Solicitors is one of the largest solicitor firms in the south of England. Established for almost 30 years with branches in London, Croydon, the South East and South West of England. They undertake a broad range of work including Probate and Professional Negligence, Family Law, Actions Against the Police and Criminal Law.

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; introducing them to the wide range of areas that law covers and the skills needed to succeed 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 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:

  • “Thank you so much for this opportunity – it really makes a great experience for the children to work alongside enthusiastic and engaged employees from the organisation. It was a great day for everyone” – Teacher
  • “I definitely saw the children make links between the skills they are learning in school and how they are used in the jobs here – they recognised how transferable they are” – Volunteer
  • “The children were reflecting on how they communicated well with each other and all the skills they were using – it was fantastic to see” – Volunteer
  • “I was so proud of how we worked together – even when it was difficult and we weren’t sure, we listened to each other and shared ideas so that we got the task done” – 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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