The School:

Luton-based Leagrave Primary is in its second year of working with Enabling Enterprise. Previously, students have been busy developing their Enterprise Skills by creating their very own political parties from scratch. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Reception right through to Year 6 to stretch all eight of their essential Enterprise Skills once more with gusto, on a mysterious challenge that was sure to put their Problem Solving and Staying Positive skills to the test.


The Challenge: 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 the culprit was. Some detectives even went the extra mile by running a thorough search through the whole playground!
Continuing to practise their Working in a Team skills, it was then time to present their case to the case officer. One thing was certain – they absolutely stretched their skills to the highest standard in order to prove which suspect was guilty.

What they said:

  • “Oh, it’s fantastic! This is real fun for them, they’re really enjoying it. This [challenge] is working even better than the last one: see this boy, in other lessons he’s not really engaged and generally not too academic, but today he is so on it! He’s come a long way!” – Teacher
  • “The children that hardly ever contribute in class have had their hands up all day – I’m so impressed!” – Teacher
  • “If you were by yourself it would be boring, but working together is much more fun because we get to help each other and share our ideas. And we get a lot more done.” – Student
  • “Today has inspired me to become a CSI.” – Student
  • “I’ve had the best day – it was a hard case to solve but I’m sure we’ve got the right person.” – 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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