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Crime Scene Challenge

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Problem Solving
  • Creativity
  • Staying Positive
  • Aiming High
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 1-3 in all eight essential skills as they consider: Who stole the chocolate?

They gather and analyse clues to decide which of the fairytale character suspects committed a fictional crime (stealing chocolate from the school/community building).

Also in this challenge day

  • Download
    A document for the teacher outlining the contents of the Crime Scene Challenge Challenge Day (Steps 1-3 version).
  • Download
    The Fingerprint Report document for the Steps 1-3 version of the Crime Scene Challenge Challenge Day (print one per team, then cut in half to give them one part at a time)
  • Download
    Support learners to reflect on how they have applied Steps 1-3 in all eight essential skills on the Crime Scene Challenge, by printing this double-sided Essential Skill Record.
  • Download
    Enhance your Crime Scene setup with these additional resources to print out, including: a door sign, evidence markers (to cut out and fold), a shoeprint, optional question cards and activities at the crime scene for learners working at Step 0.

Resource properties

Challenge Day
Essential skills
This resource teaches Listening, Speaking, Problem Solving, Creativity, Staying Positive, Aiming High, Leadership and Teamwork skills
Time required
5 hours
Skill level
Step 1 to Step 3
Learning outcomes
Learners can independently apply Steps 1, 2 or 3 in all eight essential skills.
This resource is available on Skills Builder Programmes.