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1 June, 2010

Schools wanted for Local Lawyers in Schools programme

The Citizenship Foundation has recently launched a new project called Local Lawyers in Schools. The programme places lawyers in the classroom to work with young people to explore a range of legal issues and develop their awareness and understanding of the law.

Following a successful pilot of the project in Brighton, the opportunity is currently being offered to schools and law firms across England. Several law firms and schools have already joined the scheme but in some areas we are still waiting for the first classes to take part.

We would like to hear from any schools interested in taking part but are particularly keen to speak to schools in areas currently underrepresented including Birmingham, Newcastle and the North East of England, the South West of England, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Any schools interested in taking part should register their interest by emailing david.raeburn@citizenshipfoundation.org.uk

For more information about the scheme please see the website www.locallawyersinschools.org.uk

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Your comments

From Catherine Hallett - Newcastle Upon Tyne
Dear Sir or Madam, I teach at Excelsior Academy in the West End of Newcastle. as part of my job I organise the 6th form PHSE and Citizenship programme, I would like to hear more about the programme you are running. Thanks Catherine Hallett

From Carole Connolly - Addlestone Surrey
I am the head of Citizenship in my school and am keen for the pupils to have a greater insight and experience of the law through the people who know it.

From Katie Russell - Walsall
I am Head of Citizenship for all Key stages in my Catholic Comprehensive. We are in a town, just outside of Birmingham (one of your underrepresented areas). I would be keen to hear more about the initative you are running with the hope of implementing it at my school.

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