Kenmont Primary School
From the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kenmont Primary School has been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2013 to develop a set of eight Essential Skills in their students. Over the years, students across the whole school have been developing their Essential Skills through Lesson-Time Projects as well as Challenge Days and Trips to Employers.
Eversheds Sutherland London
Eversheds Sutherland is a British multinational law firm head-quartered in London. It is one of the world’s largest corporate law firms, with over 40 offices based in the world’s major economic centres. They employ over 4,000 people, which includes around 1,900 lawyers.
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 of the impressive roof terrace. The students 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 in their creatively named law firms, 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. The students impressed the jury with their formal and professional Presenting skills and even presented physical evidence to the courtroom!