‘The Curious Case of the Clockwork Cleaner’ is a wonderful game which develops team building, vocabulary and literacy skills. The students thoroughly enjoyed solving this crime and being tested by the complexness of the clues. A great activity to host with all year groups in secondary schools.'
Ms E.Suffield, LRC Manager, St Wilfred's C of E Academy
'This is a fantastic game which our students really enjoyed. It provided a great buzz in our Learning Zone, particularly with the body outline on the floor!'
Ms S.Bird, Learning Zone Manager,
The Helena Romanes School
'Our students really got involved with this mystery. Even though some of them followed the red herrings, they really enjoyed working out the clues and making the connections to find the answer.'
Ms D.Barbour, Librarian,
Royal Wootton Bassett Academy
'This was an excellent and engaging activity. We had
students approaching us just to say 'this is so much
fun', and many wanted to remain behind to work out
all the clues. Overall, they were absolutely hooked and
really wanted to get to the bottom of the mystery!'
Mr M.Sykes, Teacher of English, Oriel High School
'Our Clockwork Cleaner event was a big success. It was very simple to set up with little preparation time required – it took me less than an hour to establish the crime scene! The pupils pored over the clues and evidence and it was great to hear them in their teams working through the possibilities, making connections and deductions. It seemed exactly the right challenge level for them to work it out in the time we gave them (about 75 minutes).'
Ms L.Martin, Librarian & UK SLA Chair, St George's British International School, Munich
‘The Curious Case of the Clockwork Cleaner’ was a fantastic addition to our Year 8 Leavers' programme last week. It was delivered via Google Classroom but as our pupils have now all returned to school, they were able to work in socially distanced teams which was great. The clue clusters were posted at 20 min intervals on their chrome books throughout the morning. It kept them focused and busy during probably the hottest day of the year! One student reported back on the event saying it is the best thing he has done during lockdown.'
K.Fay, Deputy Head of English, Twyford School