The School: Davies Lane Primary School

Based in Leytonstone, East London, Davies Lane is a 3-form entry school who have worked with Enabling Enterprise since 2015. Today, all students from Early Years to Year 6 decided to embark on this stretching challenge to put their enterprise skills to the test. After successfully building a new society on a moon last year, today they had the opportunity to be recruited as detectives and investigate a crime.

The Challenge: Crime Scene Investigation

The students began the day with a police briefing from the Enabling Enterprise Detectives, who told them about the ‘Sugar Snatcher’ and the crime that was committed. All the chocolate had been stolen from the school, and urgent help was needed to catch the ‘Sugar Snatcher’. Students took on the role of new recruits for the police as their challenge set off with a range of evidence to collect and analyse.

The Results:

Students used their Problem Solving skills exceptionally well to match all the clues and evidence together. Some students were definitely Aiming High when they continued to look for clues at other locations and in break times! At the end of the day, students had successfully worked together to develop their reasons for who they thought the key suspect was.

What they said:

  • “It was nice to see them use different inference skills – and they were responding to each of the suspects’ alibis. Also, compared to Moonbase, this is more even more fun and more lively because it’s something they can relate to.” Teacher, Year 2
  • “We’re having just as much fun as the kids: we’ve made our own police pack and have our evidence ready to piece together – this is brilliant!” – Teacher, Year 1
  • “It didn’t matter if we chose the right suspect. It was about working as a team.” – Student, Year 4, Walnut

Well done to everyone who was involved.

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 enablingenterprise.org

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