In the summer term we held a Crime Scene Challenge Day as part of our whole school Skills Builder Programme. Pupils used the 8 essential skills to find out who stole Miss Riley’s chocolate.
The children were able to visit the crime scene and gather and analyse clues to decide which of the Fairy tale character suspects committed the fictional crime.
PC Spiers, from Donaldson class, supervised the crime scene until his Police Officer colleagues arrived at the school. The day was a huge success and Little Red Riding Hood has apologised to Miss Riley and reimbursed her for the stolen chocolate.
Here is what some of the children had to say about it:
“It was fun for the children to experience what it is like to be a Police Officer”- Zara – Year 3
“It was fun to explore the crime scene and investigate who stole the chocolate. Red Riding Hood was the culprit”- Alex- Year 3
“We liked watching the videos of the Police cameras to see if Jack, Hansel, Little Red Riding Hood or Goldilocks took Miss Riley’s chocolate”- Ethan and Frankie- Year 1
“I liked that we had to investigate to find out who the criminal was. It was like a scavenger hunt”- Sophie-Year 5
“We liked working as a team to look at the evidence, we looked at fingerprints and also met some Police Officers”- Paula, Arbi and James- Year 5