Lealands High School
Lealands High Schools is working with Luton Council on the 16x16 programme to support students' transition from education to employment.
Luton Borough Council is the local authority of Luton in Bedfordshire
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.