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Crime Scene Investigation at Gayhurst Community School
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Gayhurst Community School
Gayhurst Community School in Hackney, North London has been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2014 to develop their eight Essential Skills. Students in each year group build their skills through Challenge Days.
Crime Scene Investigation
Over the course of the day, students worked in teams as police investigators to solve the case of the Sugar Snatcher. Having been presented with the suspects, time was of the essence to examine the evidence. Following police procedures such as fingerprint analysis and evaluating evidence at the crime scene itself, the aspiring detectives 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 to put forward their case for the culprit. The enterprising police recruits then shone with their Presenting skills as it was time to report their findings to the Case Officer.
It's really great to have a whole day dedicated to teaching these sort of skills.
Year 4 Teacher, Gayhurst School
Working in a team is really good. 4 brains are better than 1. Sometimes when we have different ideas we all have to use ways to reach an agreement.
Year 5 Student, Gayhurst School
Best time ever!! It was so active, really hands on, with lots of visuals. The setup was simple so it allowed them to use their imagination. Plus, the language taught them new vocabulary that they're not usually exposed to - it worked really well!
Reception Teacher, Gayhurst School