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Young Londoners encouraged to Take to Law!

Written by: Elmtree Press

The National Centre for Citizenship and the Law (NCCL) offer unique educational trips in London using the iconic Royal Courts of Justice as a stimulating learning venue. All activities aim to inspire and motivate learners and encourage an interest in the law.

Take to Law is an exciting public legal education project giving secondary school students (years 9-11) an invaluable insight into legal careers. The programme takes place over a series of sessions and is delivered FREE OF CHARGE to eligible schools. This project is proudly funded by John Lyon’s Charity.

Students who participate in Take to Law will have the chance to meet legal professionals and to visit professional environments such as law firms, barristers’ chambers and the Royal Courts of Justice.

Eligibility: Available for schools in Camden, City of London, Kensington and Chelsea, Ealing and Westminster.

The three main aims of this skills-based project are:
To increase understanding and awareness of the law and justice system
To raise aspirations of joining the legal profession amongst participants
To increase levels of citizenship, advocating equality and fairness throughout

Participants develop a variety of important life skills through involvement in Take to Law including analysis, confidence, public speaking, the ability to influence and persuade, debating, attention to detail, research and interpretation, communicative skills, teamwork and negotiating. The project culminates with a mock trial and the creation of a resource to be shared with the rest of their school; focussing on legal careers and what have they learnt about the justice system.

“The project made me realise my interest in pursuing a career in Law. The project has also given me the opportunity to sign up to other projects that will be good for my CV in the future” Harisson, Year 10 student.

To express your interest contact:  tom.jewkes@nccl.org.uk  or call 0207 947 7047

The NCCL also deliver a variety of courtroom workshops and activities for KS2, 3,4,5 and Further/Higher education trips.  Please visit http://www.nccl.org.uk/ to find out more. 


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