The School: Ss John and Monica Catholic Primary School

Ss John and Monica, located in Moseley, Birmingham, are in their second year of working with Enabling Enterprise. Students have had the opportunity to develop their Enterprise Skills on Business Trips and in Lesson-Time Projects and so were keen to show off their progress in the skills on their second Challenge Day!

The Challenge: Crime Scene

The day began with an assembly where the new recruits were briefed on the dastardly crime that had occurred in their school. Students were quickly put to work in teams to help the police detectives solve the case of the ‘Sugar Snatcher’, who had stolen all the chocolate from the school. After analysing fingerprints found at the scene and Listening Carefully to audio tapes of the suspects, the recruits set about Problem Solving and Sharing Ideas about the case. Students then prepared case files and evidence boards to put to the lead officer on the case.

The Results:

All new recruits, including Early Years, demonstrated their Presenting skills when sharing who they thought was the guilty party to the rest of the recruits and their teachers. Students showed excellent Working in a Team and Staying Positive skills throughout the day as the twists and turns of the case unfolded. The day ended with a shock confession from one of the suspects who could not contain their guilt any longer! Case closed thanks to this successful West Midlands enterprise.

What they said:

  • “It’s really brought out their speaking and listening; this is fantastic for their communication skills. It was great to see the quieter ones get involved and speak up when they don’t always want to.” – Teacher, Reception
  • “We have worked well together by sharing ideas about who we think the Sugar Snatcher is. I am proud of the work we have done and I feel confident doing my presentation.” – Student, Year 2

Well done to everyone who was involved!

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