Students work to solve murder mystery at summer school
Students worked at solving the mystery of who killed Jett Black during the summer holiday.
Students who are starting Year 7 today (Tuesday, September 4) visited the school in the summer to take part in the activities and to familiarise themselves with their new school.
The students were divided into squads and each squad came up with a name and designed a poster.
The squads of students then watched and took notes at a post mortem scene. They were then challenged to find out who out of seven suspects had killed Jett Black, a wheeler-dealer businessman.
Students took part in activities including a forensic science session, fingerprinting, team building games, treasure hunts and a session about mind mapping.
Over the two weeks 60 students, 10 staff and 8 sixth formers were involved.
Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator Claire Howsam said: “This was a fantastic and energetic opportunity for all the students, staff and sixth formers that were involved. Over the two weeks it provided a number of opportunities for the personal development, group discovery and team building of everyone involved.
“It gave our new students the chance to make new friends, learn more about themselves and their learning styles as well as experiment with new and different ways to challenges themselves. Most importantly, our new students now feel confident and enthusiastic about starting at the Academy.”