Year 3 pupils solve 'pigknapper' mystery!

Year 3 pupils solve 'pigknapper' mystery!

Year 3 Scientists and crime fighters from local schools congregated at the Wey Valley School to solve a fiendish mystery straight from the casebook of Sherlock Holmes.

The pupils were invited to use their skills in Science to narrow down a range of shifty suspects to eventually identify the Guinea Pig kidnapper.


The Wey Valley Science team of Jo Oxley, Dave Fitzsimons and Liz Newnham devised and delivered the sessions to over 200 pupils from St Nicholas & St Laurence, Radipole, Bincombe Valley, St John’s and St Andrew’s Primary schools.

Head of Science, Elizabeth Foulsham added, 'our technicians were superb! They designed and resourced the activities and the feedback from our local primaries has been outstanding. The children loved the activities and the chance to meet our range of small animals'

After the Science mystery workshop, year 3 pupils then received a tennis coaching session in the school’s in-door tennis centre with tennis coaches Ryan Bissett and Matthew Eaton.


Tennis Liaison Officer, Ryan Matthews congratulated the Year 3 pupils who all performed well with the racquet, ‘the coaching sessions went really well with some future tennis stars in the making.  We are so pleased to see so many youngsters trying out tennis with a number registering interest with our after school coaching programmes and holiday camps’

Mrs Wislockie from St Nicholas & St Laurence Primary School said 'it has been amazing and the children have really enjoyed both the science and the tennis. The science teachers did a fantastic job keeping the children's attention for so long and putting together lots of fun activities and then seeing the animals also'