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De Lucy Primary School
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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De Lucy Primary School
De Lucy Primary School in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, South London have been working with Enabling Enterprise to build essential skills in their students since 2015. Students across the school take part in Lesson-Time Projects and Challenge Days, with many getting the opportunity to put their skills to the test in the world of work through visits to employers.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a leader among international law firms and is a member of the Magic Circle of elite British law firms. Founded in 1743, it is a multinational law firm head-quartered in London, providing business law advice of the highest quality throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US.
Tricky Trials
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.
Teamwork and Problem Solving skills come to life as each team prepares their case.Students showed their excellent Listening skills as they toured the impressive Freshfields offices.
Students enjoy the view from the 6th floor, as they learn about working in a law firm.
I have been really impressed to see how hard you've worked on your Problem Solving skills and in Presenting your cases at the trial. Everyone has had a great time. Thank you!
Teacher, De Lucy
This is the second time I've volunteered on an Enabling Enterprise trip and I will definitely take part in the next one as well! It's such an enjoyable experience and I can see just how much the children have got out of the day.
Volunteer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
I think the children will remember this trip for a very long time! It's absolutely amazing what you do and so important to develop these skills from an early age.
Volunteer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer