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Pupils become police investigators to solve a mysterious case at Oasis Academy Warndon

Pupils and staff at a local primary school in Warndon, Worcester took part in a team building day with Enabling Enterprise where pupils worked as police investigators to solve the mysterious case of the ‘Sugar Snatcher’.

Oasis Academy Warndon have worked closely with Enabling Enterprise since 2007 and are keen to ensure children across the school have opportunities to work creatively and collaboratively whilst using their essential skills.

Over the last year, Enabling Enterprise has worked with over 67,000 students across England. The impact is profound – they’re proud that 96% of teachers saw progress in their pupils’ skills that they attribute to Enabling Enterprise.

For the pupils at Oasis Academy Warndon, their challenge was a great chance for everyone to be focusing on developing their skills on team building and thinking.

A Year 2 teacher at Oasis Academy Warndon, commented on the day, saying; “It’s nice for them to broaden their ambitions in terms of careers they can aspire to, especially as they get to try their hands at a job they could do for real.”

During the course of the day, pupils 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 aspiring detectives 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.

Continuing to practise their teamwork skills, some teams put together the most persuasive evidence boards, complete with all their findings. The enterprise recruits then shone with their presenting skills as it was time to report to the Case Officer.

A Year 4 pupil at Oasis Academy Warndon, commented on what they did, saying; “We showed our best teamwork at the crime scene. Teamwork is important because you can call your friends for back-up so that all are joining in and everything gets done.”