The School: Cofton Primary School

Cofton Primary School, in Longbridge, Birmingham, are in their first year of working with Enabling Enterprise and have launched head first into their programme with a Crime Scene Investigation Challenge Day. Pupils were introduced to the Enterprise Skills they would need to use to be successful in this challenge and were keen to show their teachers and classmates what fantastic crime scene investigators they were! Let’s see how they got on.

The Challenge: Crime Scene Investigation

In the usual morning assembly, the unsuspecting pupils were informed that the school’s chocolate supply had been stolen. They were invited to become detectives for a day, and assist the police in assessing which of the four suspects was guilty. Working in a Team, they examined different pieces of evidence, Sharing Ideas in order to identify the culprit. Teams also had to use their Staying Positive skills as the case took some unexpected twists and turns.

The Results:

All of the teams approached the task with impressive enthusiasm, Aiming High in their determination to identify the guilty suspect. Fantastic Problem Solving skills were on display, as teams carefully considered the evidence and who it pointed to from the four suspects. At the end of the day, each team shared their findings and final decision to their classmates, with many teams putting together thoughtful and persuasive presentations that were a pleasure to watch.

What they said:

  • “I can really see how they’ve grown over the day and they are now all standing up and presenting their cases.” – Teacher, Year 2
  • “It was clear at the start that the teams were finding it difficult to listen to each other and work together to examine the evidence, but by the end of the day their teamworking skills had really improved.” – Teacher, Year 5
  • “I now know that I need to get better at working in a team because I always want to be the leader in charge and I now know there are other ways of helping my team.” – Student, Year 6

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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