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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.
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De Lucy @ Freshfields
I was so impressed with their presenting skills! I didn't do anything like this until I was at college and I certainly didn't have the confidence they have just shown. It's obvious they've been developing these skills for a while... it's great to see!
Volunteer, Freshfields
There were lots of hands-on, get-involved tasks which allowed all children to take part. They all worked collaboratively with others they wouldn't work with in school and it was evident their confidence grew as the day went on.
Teacher, De Lucy
I am good at problem solving and today I felt confident to speak and give a presentation. I'd never thought about working in a law firm before but now it's something I might want to do.
Student, De Lucy