Longlands Primary School
Longlands Primary, located near Sidcup in Kent, have been working with the Skills Builder Partnership since 2014. In school, students are busy developing their Essential Skills by taking part in their Enterprise Weeks, where each year group runs exciting projects, and taking part in whole-school Challenge Days.
Outside of school, students also put their Essential Skills into practice in the workplace during trips to employers, working alongside professionals from a range of sectors to explore the world of work.
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From the moment they arrived, students were putting their essential skills into action. First of all by gathering as much information as they could about their hosts and the volunteers who were joining them for the day, and then further as they explored the workplace through a tour.
Then, in teams, the students were set their Presenting challenge: to take on the role of lawyers and prepare a case for trial. They acted as either prosecution or defence, forming arguments to present in court. They analysed evidence, choosing the most compelling pieces to weave into their case.
The day ended with a mock trial in front of a panel of volunteers. They reflected on how they had applied Presenting throughout the challenge and looked ahead to how they could apply this skill again in the future.