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Posted on: April 3rd 2019

Lower Third Detectives are on the Case!

Prep School pupils studying Murder clues

After a term of studying the genre of crime writing in English, two Lower Third classes turned detectives to solve the crime of a murder in the Prep School Library. Police tape covered the doors to the Library, the outline of a body was marked out on the floor and there were clue cards and witness statements positioned around the room to assist the pupils in working out who the culprit was. The activity encouraged pupils to work collaboratively to support their understanding and appreciation of the detective writing genre, whilst combining learning with having fun!

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Lower Third Pupils try to solve Murder in the Library

Murder in the Library for Lower Third Lower Third examine clues in Prep School Library

By the end of the session, the pupils had reached the right conclusion and a murder suspect had been found: the Librarian!

Rosie Pike, Prep School Librarian