The School:

Victoria Primary Academy, a Wellspring Academies school, is in its first year working with Enabling Enterprise. Previously, students have been busy developing their essential Enterprise Skills by taking part in Employer Trips to businesses across Leeds, such as their recent visits to The Civil Service and insurance giants, Aon. Today’s challenge was a fantastic opportunity for students from Nursery to Year 6 to put their Essential Skills to the test.

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 guilty culprit. Continuing to practise their Working in a Team skills, it was then time to present their case to the case officer.

What they said:

  • “We’ve been really surprised by the students today. Those we thought would simply take over, actually took on a constructive leadership role, helped to share out the work fairly and got their group organised. It’s been great to have the opportunity to see them work like this.” – Teacher, Year 2
  • “The pupils have been so engaged today, they have really enjoyed it and had a lot of fun. So have I!” – Teacher, Year 5
  • “I’m really proud of my team. We worked really well to find out who did it!” – Student
  • “I’ve worked really hard today, harder than I normally work. I think I will work this hard in every class.” – 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

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