Teacher of Social Sciences, Ms Coxon, tells us about two recent trips out of school around the theme of ‘Law’:
100 Years of Women in Law “Trinity recently had the opportunity to celebrate the ‘First 100 Years of Women in Law’ with an invitation from ‘Nine St John Street’ Chambers to attend a celebratory evening. I took Ore, Khadra, Firdowsa, Ola and Tamara (seen in the below left photo) to the event – all students interested in studying Law at university. The evening was fantastic with speeches from Dame Janet Smith, Dame Caroline Swift and Ms Jo Darbyshire. The girls also had the opportunity to talk to Judges, Barristers and Solicitors who provided first hand experiences of their careers in Law. It was an inspirational evening and the girls felt very lucky to have been invited and are looking forward to shaping the future for women in the law!”
Black Lawyers Matters “Over the final half term, the University of Manchester have been working with Dr Alnuamaani and I to launch the project ‘Black Lawyers Matter’. The University has recognised that they have a lack of black males studying Law and they want to change this for the better! Working with Trinity, the university are looking to promote an interest in Law within our Year 9 boys (below right photo). The first event was very successful with over 30 boys attending a talk from academics studying Law. There were initially only 20 places available on the project, but the university were so impressed with how engaged the boys were that they have offered all the students a place to attend their ExploreLaw day on 10th July. This is the start of a very exciting project that will follow the boys up until they attend University, with the University of Manchester offering the ‘Lemn Sissay Bursary’ to any boys who successfully secure a place on a Law degree. Well done to our Year 9 boys!
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