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Fossdene Primary School
Allen & Overy
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Fossdene Primary School
Fossdene Primary School in Greenwich have been working with EE since 2015 to develop students' essential skills through a combination of lesson time projects, challenge days and visits to employers.
Allen & Overy
Allen & Overy's lawyers in London advise the world's leading businesses, financial institutions, governments and private individuals. They regularly work on complex cross-border transactions, groundbreaking legal solutions and products, and help clients resolve their most difficult disputes. They employ employ 5,200 people in 44 offices across 31 countries.
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.
Fossdebe students taking in the viewThe Defence Team hard at work
It's so great to work with enthusiastic young students. Their questions really take you back to why you wanted to be a lawyer in the first place. I think experiences of workplaces are very valuable to students.
They've got so much out of today. It was lovely to see them all presenting and working together in such a new environment.
Teacher, Fossdene Primary School
I try to volunteer on all the trips the school goes on because it is great to see the kids in a different light but this one has been really special, with the chance to see the offices and work with the lawyers.
Parent, Fossdene Primary School