St Gove the Dragon slayer – a new Classic

The British view Europe from its periphery, barely aware that the youth in its southern states are rioting with anger as they bear the brunt of the economic crisis. In our country the same cohort seem bedraggled; leaden with passivity Continue reading

Reflections on Mock Trials March

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March was a busy month for us in the Mock Trials Team. We spent the first three Saturdays travelling around the country observing the local heats of  the Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition – I personally attended heats in Reading, Birmingham and Manchester. And Continue reading

Why take part in Lawyers in Schools?

Trainee solicitor Tamara Vasiljeva, co-ordinated volunteers and took part in the Lawyers in Schools programme for McDermott Will & Emery this year. They are partnered with London Nautical School in Lambeth. Tamara tells us why she enjoyed volunteering her time Continue reading

Giving Nation go to India

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On Saturday 16 February, five students from Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ school in Barnet will embark on a trip of a lifetime: a week long expedition to India to witness the work of the charity Raleigh International. The girls, who won Continue reading

Citizenship Education – the yeast in the dough, the grit in the oyster… The Curriculum needs the right recipe – not a new Menu

As the Curriculum Review nears its conclusion, teachers and schools across the nation are being prepared for a critical shift in the formula behind the national curriculum. The context for the new orders couldn’t be much different from the prescriptive Continue reading