Abbotsbury Primary School
From the London Borough of Merton, Abbotsbury Primary School have been working with Enabling Enterprise since January 2018 to develop a set of eight Essential Skills in their students. Since then, students have been practising their essential skills through Employer Visits as well as Challenge Days.
McGuireWoods LLP is an international law firm who have been established for over 175 years. They work in 19 offices across the world and have considerable experience in international and domestic corporate and business law.
On arrival at their hosts, the students were introduced to volunteers who would be assisting them in their challenge on the day. They then found out more about the business by going on a tour and interviewed the volunteers to find out how they use the Essential Skills in their roles, particularly focusing on the use of Problem Solving and Presenting skills. Then, working in teams, the students started working on their different cases, either as the defence or prosecution. With the help of the volunteers, they identified the best arguments, analysed evidence and listened to witness statements as they prepared to go to trial. At the close of the day, they presented their evidence to a judge and jury made of volunteers who decided the outcome of each case.