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Lealands High School
Luton Council
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Lealands High School
Lealands High Schools is working with Luton Council on the 16x16 programme to support students' transition from education to employment.
Luton Council
Luton Borough Council is the local authority of Luton in Bedfordshire
Ace Advocates
The day started off with the learners interviewing the volunteers to find out about their different roles, responsibilities and the Enterprise Skills required to do their jobs. The learners then went on a tour of the premises, which allowed the teams to see the great variety of jobs available in the world of Law. Taking on the role of lawyers, the learners were introduced to their clients: the Wigglestock Birdwatchers took on Top Trains to try and negotiate their proposed new train line, while Elmington Estate Residents’ Association challenged Mega Movies, concerned about the impact of filming on the local community. Each team collected information about the case and prepared arguments. It was then time to use their Presenting skills to persuade the opposing lawyers to agree to a compromise. Listening skills were put to the test and turned out to be fundamental in reaching a final solution through the negotiation.
The best things was seeing quieter students challenge themselves and present their arguments in the council chamber - I would definitely do this again.
I enjoyed finding a compromise with the other team and can see how to take the skills from today back to school.
Student, Year 10
You should be very proud of yourselves today - I know many of you do not often speak in class and today you have stepped forward and shown us more of your potential!