Our High Pavement Sixth Form campus were proud to host the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on Tuesday, 21st November 2023. The event was organised and arranged by the Nottingham Pythian Club, an organisation that directly work towards supporting and mentoring young people with the aim of reducing youth violence.
The 4‑hour session, led by experts in the legal field, provided over 100 law students with an awareness of the work of the CPS, case law scenarios to discuss and evaluate, career options associated with the study of law, and inspirational input from a former judge.
Deputy Head, Ryan Metters said “The CPS and former Judge Burgess really enriched the learning experience of High Pavement law A Level students. Through using examples, they really brought the subject to life, shared their experiences of working in the legal profession and provided students with a range of really important career route for the future.
One of the High Pavement Sixth Form students, Arda, said “the event was really interesting and useful. It was good to have a judge there and the CPS provided a real insight into their work.” In addition to this, another Sixth Form student, Lucy, who wishes to study law at university, said:
I really enjoyed the event. It was great to see so many women represented in the legal profession. Thank you, Pythian Club and the CPS.Lucy — High Pavement Sixth Form student
High Pavement and The Pythian Club intend to continue to work together in the future. Assistant Principal, Adam Beazeley said:
“This is another example of the fantastic work that is taking place between the Pythian Club and Nottingham College. The links the Pythian Club have developed with major organisations like the CPS bring huge benefits to our students. On this occasion our A level Law students gained fantastic insight to better understand the intricacies of the legal system. Hearing about the work the CPS do and the different roles within their organisation is vital for our students when giving consideration to the kind of skills and knowledge they need to develop. Events like this also serve to motivate students towards achieving their A levels to the best of their ability to pave their way towards either a degree at University or a Degree Apprenticeship in the legal profession. A big thank you to Ben Rosser and his team once again.”Adam Beazeley — Assistant Principal