Family Science Evening

In the Spring term 2016, Bradshaw Hall ran a Gleavesfamily science evening. The aim was to encourage parents to support their children in their science education and to showcase the vibrant, investigative approach taken to science at the school.


Little did the parents and children who were attending the event know they were entering a crime scene! Helicopters circled overhead, police sirens whirred and Cheadle Hulme was suddenly a ghost town. The unfortunate Mr Gleaves had been captured! All that remained was a ransom note and the few pieces of evidence that were left at the crime scene.


The police needed help in their investigation…



There were six main suspects. The parents and children worked together, looking at the clues in turn, to try and identify the guilty person.


Experiments included examining the ink used by the criminal’s pen; weighing the sand bag that was used to smash the window and looking at how the suspect disabled the school alarm.


Could it have been Sullivan? Jones? Bagnall?





There was a real buzz in the six classrooms as the attendees picked through the evidence. I’m delighted to announce that the victim Mr Gleaves is now safe and well; the criminal, Mr Ives, is currently being rehabilitated back into society in our year 5 class!


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