Outreach Projects: Education

The Kalisher Trust runs a series of educational mornings, which teach forensic skills to students aged 15-17.  Travelling as far afield as Skegness and Grimsby, the team of trustees and volunteers spend time with students who want to learn the art of persuasion.

Max Hill QC and Harry Bentley
Max Hill QC and Harry Bentley on a Kalisher educational morning

The concept behind projects such as this is to bring to life the day-to-day work of the criminal barrister, showing how to think logically and argue effectively. Through sketches and role-play, the students are presented with a snapshot of the issues which confront a criminal barrister, from controlling distressed and emotional witnesses and dissecting confused arguments to presenting a coherent case under pressure. The aim of the sessions is to show that approaching problems with a ‘legal’ cast of mind is useful across the board. It helps to pass exams, get jobs, impress employers and peers, express oneself clearly, and increase self-confidence. It’s also fun!

The Trust is delighted to work with the David Ross Educational Trust (DRET), visiting its academies across Yorkshire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire.  Our team has also been instrumental in the creation and delivery of DRET’s recent Russell Group Conference, designed to inspire students to exceed their expectations and apply to the UK’s leading universities.

For more information on any of our educational work please contact Harry Bentley on kalishersecretary@yahoo.co.uk

For more information on the David Ross Educational Trust, see www.dret.co.uk

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