Careers day started early for one set of primary school children, who are now set to becoming the next generation of budding Staffordshire lawyers after an inspirational talk by one of Ansons Solicitors top property lawyers.
Julie Tomasik, director and head of residential conveyancing at Ansons Solicitors in Staffordshire, was invited to talk about her personal journey and achievements in her career in law at a recent Primary Futures event.
Primary Futures is part of Inspiring the Future programme which connects state schools and colleges with employers and employees from the world of work. The service is free to all state primary schools and aims to widen the aspirations of students by showing them the connections between their learning and their futures.
As a Primary Futures volunteer, Julie attended a career insight event for Year 5 and 6 pupils at William Shrewsbury Primary School in Burton upon Trent, to help them learn more about the world of work and inspire them to start a career in law. Julie spoke to the children about her job, how she qualified and the importance of key skills in reading writing and maths in her work.
One pupil commented, “I enjoyed hearing what inspired people to do their jobs and the reasons why they still like doing it. I really enjoyed hearing from the lady from the solicitors. She had lots of interesting old documents for us to read that were written in funny language.”
Bernadette Hunter, head teacher of William Shrewsbury Primary School, commented, “Thank you so much to Julie Tomasik for giving up her time to come in to our school and speak to our Year 5 and 6 pupils about her work. The children really enjoyed the session and I know that they will have gained a great deal from listening to Julie and they were really inspired to consider a job in law. Thank you very much for your support for the school and for giving our pupils a really unforgettable experience that I know they will remember for many years.”