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Whodunit Challenge Provides A Clue Cracking House Activities Day

03 Jul

Princethorpe pupils jumped at the chance to become super sleuths as they faced a detective themed, cluedo style, whodunit challenge for House Activities Day 2019.

This year held on Tuesday 2 July, House Activities Day is always a real favourite with pupils who go all out to win the whopping 1,000 house points up for grabs.

Pupils arrived at school to discover that Mr Hester was missing a very valuable and important painting.  After a briefing by DI Winterman, from the Stolen Antiquities Division, our very own Heads of House or dare we say Miss Scarlett, Mrs Peacock, Reverend Green and Colonel Mustard mustered their troops and in Tutor Groups, pupils set to work on a series of activities and challenges all around the school.  Each activity earned points for their House and won clues to help solve the dastardly crime.

Pupils faced mind-boggling tests that included; puzzling problems to break out of the Escape Room, super sleuthing in the Forensics Room, deducing in the Detective Decipher, riding the bronco in the Pony Club Challenge, chasing suspects Hiding in the Woods, debating the Moral Dilemmas, getting into shape for the Police Academy, learning life skills in Self Defence and creating their very own fake masterpieces in Forgery School.

After a busy day full of observations, interrogations and deductions the eventual breakthrough came in the Orchard when the suspects were finally gathered together and questioned.  Everyone was surprised to discover the perpetrator of the crime was none other than long-serving Geography teacher Mike Taylor.  He was summarily arrested by Princethorpe’s very own Sixth Form Officers who handcuffed him and escorted him away.

House Activity Leader, Jessica Newborough, commented, “We have had a fantastic day, pupils always enjoy House Activities Day and participate enthusiastically.  It our biggest House event of the year and everyone gets involved.  The atmosphere today has been amazing.”

A huge well done to everyone for taking part and a massive thank you to those who made the day possible especially House Activity Leader, Jess Newborough, and the House Activities Co-ordinators; Charlotte Verleure, Hannah Carminati, Katharine Darwood-Bredin and Julia Lindsay and our stalwart Sixth Formers who all work so hard to make House Activities Day so amazing.