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Cherry Orchard Primary School
Gowling WLG Birmingham
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Cherry Orchard Primary School
Cherry Orchard Primary School Birmingham, have joined the Skills Builder Partnership to support their students to develop the eight essential skills, making use of the various teaching and learning resources available on the Skills Builder Hub. They are also incorporating skill focussed projects into their curriculum.
Gowling WLG Birmingham
Gowling WLG is a Global 100 legal practice, with over 1,400 legal professionals and a range of dedicated business support teams across 19 cities in the UK, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
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From the moment they arrived, students were putting their essential skills into action. First of all by gathering as much information as they could about their hosts and the volunteers who were joining them for the day, and then further as they explored the workplace through a tour. In teams, the students were set their Presenting challenge: to take on the role of lawyers and prepare a case for trial. They acted as either prosecution or defence, forming arguments to present on behalf of their cilent. They analysed evidence, choosing the most compelling pieces to weave into their case. The day ended with a mock trial in front of a panel of volunteers. They reflected on how they had applied Presenting throughout the challenge and looked ahead to how they could apply this skill again in the future.
We have used all of our essential skills today. I felt more confident than I thought I would. I was proud of how our team presented. Everyone at Gowling was so friendly and helpful. It was fun.
Year 6 Learner, Cherry Orchard Primary School
This was a great opportunity to give back to the community as a volunteer and to personally practise key skills with a different audience. The children were brilliant - so engaged. It was great to show them our working environment.
Volunteer, Gowling WLG
This has been a fantastic experience for our children, and us as staff to see them using their essential skills in practice. Our children have been inspired by their visit today and made aware of all the different job opportunities here. Thank you!
Deputy Head Teacher, Cherry Orchard Primary School