Welcome Leducate! by LEDUCATE

On Wednesday 5th June, Leducate had its first opening to the world.

Held in the Sherrard Room in Middle Temple, with a fine selection of drinks and sandwiches kindly provided by Middle, we were fortunate enough be able to welcome the support of over 60 people, all excited to hear more about Leducate.

During the evening we heard from Leducate’s Director, Adam, telling us how Leducate came to be; from the initial idea during his university days through to today, its first official event. Adam discussed the need for an organisation like Leducate, from knowing your rights when shopping on the internet, to knowing how the law supports you in your day to day life.

Ceri told us a little more about how Leducate hopes to fit within our partner schools’ curriculum, how Leducate’s curriculum can support each school, and what PLE is all about.

Lastly, we were very lucky to have our patron, Lord Neuberger, tell us how important legal education is in this modern day and age. In an increasingly complex and unfair world, Lord Neuberger observed that it is more crucial than ever to understand what our rights are. We were humbled to hear Lord Neuberger tell us:

“I don’t think I’m doing them a favour by being here, I think they’re doing me an honour by involving me”

- Lord Neuberger

For those of you who were able to come, it was fantastic see you all there, and for the whole team to meet you all. We loved all the ideas and suggestions you were all able to offer, and we welcome all the support that was offered; we know we will be working with many of you in the future!

For those of you who were unable to attend this time around, we thank you for your continued support and we look forward to hopefully seeing you at the next event.

Tangible Role Models by LEDUCATE

A study at charity ‘Education and Employers’ recently found that teaching teenagers about the working world help push up GCSE results, which makes sense.

Just yesterday a colleague told me how they hoped to one day be a judge, but that the path to get there was so very difficult. They commented that, had they known what they needed to do from a younger age, and how the grades from university and even school impacted their lives, they would be further ahead, and indeed feel much less intimidated.

It is for this reason that we at Leducate believe that it is so important to make education fun, interesting and real. It is so easy to forget young people often do not have the relevant life experiences to fall back on, and we forget how drastic an impact education has on every aspect of our lives.

Leducate’s block ambassador element of our curriculum is specifically designed to give ‘leducatees’ exactly that; an understanding of what they are learning in a real way, not in the abstract. Court visits, talks from professionals and Q&A sessions are just a few of the varied parts of our curriculum.

Learn more about the research read below:

Education and Employers - https://www.educationandemployers.org/research/motivated-to-achieve/

BBC - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-48268267