The School:

From the London Borough of Ealing, Oldfield Primary is in their first year of working with Enabling Enterprise. Later this year, students will be developing a set of eight essential enterprise skills through a range of Lesson-Time Projects. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for the whole school, from Reception to Year 6, to kick off their enterprise education programme and put those Enterprise Skills to the test on a stretching challenge.

The Crime Scene Challenge

Over the course of the day, the students worked in teams as police investigators to solve the case of the ‘Sugar Snatcher.’ Following police procedures such as fingerprint analysis and evaluating evidence at the crime scene itself, the students were able to put their Problem Solving skills to the test to help them build a convincing case for who they thought was the culprit was. Continuing to practise their Working in a Team skills, it was then time to present their case to the case officer.

What they said:

  • “This is a fantastic day – they’re really enjoying the investigation. It makes such a change for them… I’ve never seen them talk so much!” – Teaching Assistant
  • “Because of mixed teams, I’ve seen some children talk with each other where they wouldn’t normally in other lessons.” – Teacher
  • “Today was so much fun working together!” – Student
  • “Sometimes I wasn’t sure who it was, but my friends helped me by telling their ideas and explaining them to me, and that made me feel better.” – Student
  • “We are the best detectives today because we are confident and we like solving problems.” – Student

Thanks to everyone for such a great Challenge Day!

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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