September 30, 2016

Ravinder Kaur’s School Visits

This post was written by: Andrew Sargood

Here at Aston Bond we believe in giving back to the community and that the next generation’s education is of utmost importance. Getting involved in schools to help students understand new and exciting things is an incredible way to engage young learners and open up new possibilities, maybe even a career in law!

Aston Bond’s Ravinder Kaur: Head of Immigration, jumped at the opportunity to head to James Ellemen School and Godolphin School based around Slough to visit classrooms and speak to children about the Rule of Law and why it is so important in the UK. She also spoke about what it is like to be a solicitor and barrister. Ravinder spoke to them about how the Rule of Law is implemented, the court system, miscarriages of justice, system of punishment and the education and qualifications required to be a lawyer. She was asked questions like “What is it like to be a lawyer? “How many cases have you lost”? “Is there still hanging in the UK? “What is the age of legal responsibility?” “Why did you chose to become a lawyer” and most importantly… “What car do you drive?”img_0756As well as chatting to the students, Ravinder also got involved in helping them out with a project they will be doing based on her visit. She was asked to be photographed on the children’s iPads and the children would then make a collage with words and sentences relating to the Rule of Law and the matters discussed in the talks. We’re looking forward to seeing the results!img_7036Ravinder absolutely loved her time at James Ellemen School and Godolphin School and had this to say about her time there:

“I am used to speaking in front of many different audiences however I found this to be the most challenging and rewarding. I wanted to break down the law and how it works into language that a child would understand and engage with. The children were interested and showed knowledge of the law far beyond their years. They were also very interested in the alleged financial rewards of the job and also quite blood thirsty and obsessed with the old practice of hanging as punishment. Many appeared quite upset that this was a practice no longer in use in the UK. I thoroughly enjoyed speaking to and with the children and I believe I may have met some budding lawyers”img_0724

Leave your comments below…