Two members of staff from Corby and Kettering based Lamb & Holmes Solicitors went back to school recently, after accepting an invitation to St Brendan’s Primary School in Corby to discuss their careers with the Year 6 pupils.
St Brendan’s Primary School are trying to inspire and motivate pupils by encouraging them to think about their own ambitions for when they either leave school or go to university. Year 6 teacher, Lorraine Edgeley invited Remi McNeill, a Solicitor and Victoria Kirk who works as a Marketing Executive at Lamb & Holmes to visit the school in order to discuss their positions with the children and to help them understand working life in the future.
Lorraine says, “We invited several local companies to the school, from different sectors to come in and talk to the pupils. As some of the children have expressed an interest in working in a legal environment, I thought it would be fascinating for them to find out more about this particular area.
“Remi McNeill attended St Brendan’s Primary School as a pupil, so it was lovely to be able to invite her back and for the children to find out about her successful career so far. The pupils also gained a fantastic insight into what working as a Solicitor actually involves and were able to ask some interesting questions.”
Victoria Kirk from Lamb & Holmes said, “It was wonderful to be able to discuss working life with the children and so refreshing to see how enthusiastic they all were. I thought this was an extremely valuable initiative offered by the school and I hope the pupils found it useful, giving them an understanding of the professions that are available within the local area”.
Lamb & Holmes Solicitors have a long history within Corby and Kettering and as a responsible, legal firm are keen to support the local community wherever possible and are happy to be involved with projects like this. Many of the staff from Lamb & Holmes are from and live in the local area, which made it significantly important to support St Brendan’s Primary School in this way.