Inspiring pupils at Leeds Legal Education WeekPrint news article
This week (25-29 November) will see 12 volunteers from Walker Morris participating in the 7th Leeds Law Society’s Education Week.
The Walker Morris participants will be part of the 150 volunteers from 13 law firms across the city hoping to support young people in raising their aspirations to the employment opportunities available to them.
During the week the volunteers will visit primary schools in some of the most deprived inner-city areas with the aim of raising pupils’ awareness of the world of work.
Each volunteer will spend a day with a Year 6 class (10/11 years old). They will help to run, in conjunction with the teachers, focused workshops, offering first-hand accounts of working within a law firm and the variety of roles that exist. Activities will focus on broadening children’s horizons about the choices and opportunities open to them, and helping them view work and employment as a positive option.
Judith Pike, partner at Walker Morris and also one of the volunteers commented:
“This is the second year Walker Morris has participated in the Leeds Legal Education Week, after some very positive feedback from our volunteers last year. We feel it is a very worthwhile project to engage with the young people in our community and hopefully offer some insight into the world of employment.
“We also find it is a very positive experience for our volunteers who relish the opportunity to work with young people and to utilise their workplace skills in a creative and motivating way.”
The Walker Morris volunteers comprised Claire Askew and Judith Pike.