Forty students from Fartown High School and Handsworth Grange High School visited the modern and innovative Law School at the University of Sheffield on Wednesday 19th January 2010.
In a most recent national assessment, Sheffield Law School was amongst the top twenty law research departments in the UK. Through a range of workshops and activities, students were treated to a unique insight into the newest ideas and most up-to-date developments in the discipline.
The visit was part of Mosaic’s world of work programme which seeks to raise aspirations of young children through exposure to a variety of industries and their working environments.
For many students, it was their first exposure to the university environment. Shohaib Akmal from Fartown High School said of the experience, “I really enjoyed our visit to the university with Mosaic and now understand more about how university works. Getting to know the different types of law and what working as a lawyer involves was very interesting to me – I used to think law was really boring!”
Mosaic’s regional team enjoyed successful feedback from the participating schools. Aishah Zaffer, Professional Support Assistant at Handsworth Grange High School said “I am very proud of the students, the activities where challenging, the case studies were both enjoyable and insightful. Overall it was a very well organised day.”
Mosaic would also like to thank restaurant Kashmiri Aroma (Eat Sheffield 2010 award winners) for their kind gesture in providing lunch to all participants on the visit.