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“We had a great time – students and staff alike! We booked Murder One as a way of introducing Year 9 students to the various Gothic and murder mystery themes that they’ll be studying next term as they tackle The Hound of the Baskervilles and other novels. It was really nice to be able to step back and watch the pupils develop trains of thoughts and lines of enquiry independently. We’re looking forward to working with your team in the future: please do pass on our thanks to all of the actors, who did a wonderful job”

Jo French, KS3 Co-Ordinator for English, Deepings School, Peterborough

“I booked the murder mystery event for our year 10 pupils on one of our enrichment days. The pupils were engaged and motivated throughout the day and even wanted to continue their investigations of the murders during their lunch break! The whole event was entertaining whilst at the same time helping pupils to develop their reading, listening and questioning skills as well as their team work. Feedback from both staff and pupils was incredibly positive and I would definitely book such a fun and lively event again”

Frances Wilson, Deputy Head, Small Heath School, Birmingham

“It was great. From the moment you and your company arrived I was impressed with your focus and commitment. The Murder Mystery was fabulous, sensationally delivered and the students got a lot out of it: team work, investigative skills and fun. We will definitely be booking you again for next year”

Richard Waring, Head of PSHE, St Bede’s School, East Sussex

“Your fourth Murder Mystery event here was fantastic as ever. All our Year 10 students were completely engrossed. The detective work was an excellent way to develop problem solving, communication and teamwork skills. This event is definitely one that we will do again”

Helen Thomas, Head Of Year, Tadcaster Grammar School

“As you know this is the fourth event you have staged for us, and once again you really got the students into the PLTS skills we wished them to exhibit, but in a subliminal manner, which in a way was better than being up front about it! Comments still coming in from students include “Best curriculum day we’ve ever had”, “Made me work with people I didn’t know and I enjoyed it” and “Can we do another?”

Mr M. Keeling, Senior Teacher, Tuxford Comp, Notts

“A big thank you for our recent Immersion Day! As you know our Year 7 students set themselves a learning target based on developing their Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills. During your WhoDunnit event they returned to these targets and engaged in a variety of tasks that enabled them to gather evidence to show that they had improved. This was a fantastic success, as students were able to show that they had become ‘better leaders’, others to ‘show fairness to team members’ and ‘develop listening skills and gain confidence in putting ideas forward’. Feedback from the students included ‘this great day was well thought up and so much fun’ and ‘I was able to show my good team work skills in this interesting, believable and amazing day”

Gemma Woffinden, Head of Drama, Brigshaw High School, Leeds

“Thank you so much for the excellent ‘Murder’ last week, feedback from the students was really positive – they would like to have a go at another one! I would whole-heartedly recommend this activity as a very different way to engage students in teams. Infact I was at a Heads of Sixth Form meeting today & did just that! I look forward to working with you again in the future”

Joanna Griffiths, Deputy Head, Alder Grange Community & Technology College

“The event yesterday was just fab!The students raved about how fun, active and cognitively-demanding the detective work was. This proved to be the best ever induction event we have offered students and I would like to thank you and your team for such a cool event. We will definitely be contacting you again next year”

Lindsay Brook, Head of Sixth Form, Hansen School, Bradford

“Thank you for a great day and two more fantasic teambuilding events. The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and a lot of fun was had by all. Feedback has been excellent, and an added bonus was the public speaking and presentation skills that the teams used in their summing up when the juries had reached their verdicts”

Kate Riley, Head Of Year, Calday Grange Grammar School, The Wirral

“As teachers we’re so used to leading the children – but as they got in to this event we were able to move back and just observe them as solving this murder naturally prompted their logical thinking, deductive work, and speaking and listening skills. It was excellent. Fantastic experience, great for children’s communication and an excellent opportunity for students to work together. A great venue. I’d definitely recommend this event to other schools”

Liz Siwek, Assistant Head, St Anne’s Catholic Primary School, Keighley

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