The School: Whitehall Junior School

Whitehall Junior School, based in Uxbridge, are now in their third year of working with Enabling Enterprise. The staff are passionate about developing their students’ enterprise skills, such as Working in a Team, Aiming High and Staying Positive throughout their curriculum. They run enterprise projects from Year 3 to Year 6 and have previously taken part in the Business in a Day and ‘Operation: Moonbase’ Challenge Days. Some of their students have visited our business partners such as Oliver Wyman and London Business School, where they have applied their skill development in the world of work outside the classroom.

The Challenge: Crime Scene Investigation

As they made their way into school, the community of Whitehall Junior soon realised they had a real problem on their hands: class rooms had been taped off and the teachers were looking panicked. It soon became clear what was going on… the Sugar Snatcher had yet again deprived another school of their chocolate supply! Four well-known suspects were rounded up and the students took on the role of police recruits to work together to solve this terrible crime.

The Results:

The students across the school were engaged and excited at the task at hand, working diligently in their teams to ensure that evidence was carefully collected, analysed and presented back. It was fantastic to see these new police recruits Listening Carefully to each other, an important skill to demonstrate because as the day progressed, teams were faced with different information which affected their team’s decisions on who they thought was guilty. Teams from Years 3-6 were excellent at Sharing Ideas as they worked against the clock to evaluate the evidence and present their findings, showing real confidence in front of the class and visiting detective. Thankfully, the case of the Sugar Snatcher was successfully solved by many of the students (and some teachers!); a huge thanks to the detective skills of all at Whitehall Junior!

What they said:

  • “We learnt that you need to work in a team on a crime scene because police officers can’t do their job by themselves. Everyone has a job and they’re all important.” – Student, Year 5
  • ” The playground is buzzing: they’re all out there looking for clues, collecting bits of evidence and trying to work out who did it… everyone’s talking about it!” – Teacher

Well done to everyone who was involved on another successful case.

Enabling Enterprise are working in partnership with schools and businesses to support students to build enterprise skills and aspirations. Find out more by contacting us or visiting

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