The School:

Pastures Way Nursery is in their first year working with Enabling Enterprise. As a values-based nursery, they are keen on developing key skills such as Working in a Team and Using Imagination in their children from a young age. Today was the nursery’s first experience of Enabling Enterprise. They were given the challenge of using their Problem Solving skills to solve a dastardly crime: The Case of the Sugar Snatcher!

The Crime Scene Challenge

Over the course of the day, the children worked in teams as police investigators to solve the case of the ‘Sugar Snatcher.’ They started by completing their ‘Police Training’ – deciding on their Police team names and getting their police badges ready.
The children then set to work immediately following critical police procedures such as fingerprint analysis and evaluating evidence at the crime scene itself. The children were able to work together and put their Problem Solving skills to the test to help them build a convincing case for who they thought was the guilty culprit.
Just as the children were showing us the evidence they had collected, the guilty party confessed! Thanks to Pastures Way Nursery’s fantastic detective skills, the Sugar Snatcher has been caught!

What they said:

  • “They have really enjoyed today. I’m impressed with how engaged they have been and how enthusiastic they are about finding clues.” – Teacher
  • “This has really engaged some quieter children and brought them out of their shell. It has been a valuable experience.” – Teacher
  • “In a team, you have to help each other. If they are sad you can cheer them up.” – Child
  • “Little Red Riding Hood shouldn’t have stolen the chocolate. She made a bad choice!” – Child

Thanks to everyone for such a great Challenge Day!

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