Wisbech School Careers Convention

On Monday, some of our team had an enjoyable day at Wisbech Schools Careers Convention held at the Thomas Clarkson Academy. We spent time talking to year six students from the local area about the work we do and the different routes they can take for a career in law. The event looks to engage children at an early age about various opportunities in many different industry sectors with the children having work booklets to complete and questions to ask.

Amongst the questions asked by students were:-

  • What is the best part of your job?
  • What qualifications did you need to do your job?
  • What parts of your job do you find difficult?
  • What hours do you work?
  • Do you have to wear a uniform?

Most children found it interesting that although our job can be challenging at times, it is rewarding to help people through some of the most important events in their lives.

During the day we also asked students to come up with ideas for what laws they would want to make. Some students were able to come up with some fantastic ‘laws’ which showed a real insight into the world we live in and highlighted issues that are important to children of such a young age. Examples of some of our favourite ‘laws’ were:

“turn all weapons into gardening tools and make peace”

“no knife crime”

“treat others with respect and how you wish to be treated”

Some children also came up with laws regarding Brexit and global politics, showing a real understanding and appreciation for events going on in the world. Some were also able to relate our legal world to topics they had been learning about at school.

A great day was had by everyone involved and we look forward to supporting our local schools again next year to continue inspiring students and helping them decide what they want to be when the grow up!