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Real-World Ready

Croydon High School prides itself on producing women who are ‘real-world ready.’ One of the ways that we do this is through our innovative Pathways Mentoring Programme which is available to students in Lower Sixth. Below Esther, a current Lower Sixth student, describes a week’s work experience at a Barristers’ chambers, which she secured through the programme. In preparation for a legal career Esther also completed an Extended Project Qualification on gender and ethnic diversity in the legal profession. Taken together, this experience, will ensure that her university application really stands out from the crowd!

Esther writes:

“On the 25th February to 1st March, I had the privilege of attending a mini pupillage at Essex Court Chambers. The experience was especially enlightening as I was exposed to a wide range of activities. For example, I shadowed Barristers to get a real sense of what a day in their life really looks like and I attended meetings and cases in court. During the placement I was informed about the structure of chambers, the barrister application process and given tips to enhance my applications in the future (mooting, or mock trails, are very important, they said!)

This educational experience has given me the determination to become a Barrister. I also feel inspired knowing that as a young black woman, I am doing all I can to ensure that the profession is representative of the society which it serves.”

 

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