The School: Matchborough First School Academy

Matchborough First School Academy in Redditch worked hard last year on developing their enterprise skills through completing their Day in Politics Challenge Day and visiting businesses on trips including IBM. They were ready to start their Primary enterprise programme this year by kicking off with their Challenge Day – Crime Scene Investigation!

The Challenge: Crime Scene Investigation

Crime Scene Investigation challenged students to become new police recruits, use their enterprise skills in gathering and analysing evidence to find the prime suspect in the case of ‘The Sugar Snatcher’. Students were tested on their Working in a Team and Sharing Ideas skills and the day highlighted to pupils the different skills needed to work for the Police Force and the different techniques police officers use to solve a crime.

The Results:

Students, from Nursery to Year 4, supported by their teachers, used the skills of Problem Solving and Using Imagination to put a case together, presenting their ideas and trying to solve the crime. The end of the day came around quickly and as the new recruits gathered together to reflect on the skills they had used, some breaking news came through from the police station!

What they said:

  • “The children have been engaged throughout the day and really impressed me with their thinking and problem solving.” – Teacher, Matchborough First School Academy
  • “I am proud of my team and I gave points to one of my team members who was a brilliant leader.” – Student, Matchborough First School Academy
  • “I enjoyed sharing my ideas with my team and listening carefully to all of the clues”– Student, Matchborough First School Academy

Well done to everyone who was involved.

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