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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 4-6 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 4-6 version).
  • Download
    The Fingerprint Report document for the Steps 4-6 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 4-6 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.
  • Download
    Download this PowerPoint to deliver an assembly that introduces the Challenge. This resource is suitable for learners working at Steps 0-6.

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 4 to Step 6
7 to 11 years
Learning outcomes
Learners can independently apply Steps 4, 5 or 6 in all eight essential skills.
This resource is available on Skills Builder Programmes.