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Out of the Box

On the 11th February, 40 Year 10 pupils visited the London office of International law firm Simmons & Simmons, to take part in the Out of the Box session.

This included presentations about Simmons & Simmons, the Young Talent Programme and the art of negotiation.  After the informative presentations, everyone split off into groups of 6 or 7 to prepare for their business collaboration. Once they finalised their plans, it was time to negotiate. Each team had to negotiate for their businesses best interest on 5 different points, including, name, capital input and profit division. They used the skills they had learned from their lecture to good use. During their negotiations, an employee from Simmons & Simmons judged each team on their tactics and  how they worked together to create the best outcome. It was so difficult to pick just one winner they ended up choosing the best collaboration.

“It is not an experience you get everyday and opens your eyes to different opportunities”- Florence

“Puts the devil’s advocate to shame” – Kristiyan

Well done to everyone who took part in this great opportunity!